an incident at St Peter's Fields, Manchester, in 1819 in which a radical meeting was broken up by a cavalry charge, resulting in about 500 injuries and 11 deaths
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How to use Peterloo Massacre in a sentence
He alluded to the “Peterloo Massacre” as it was then called, and which excited universal indignation throughout the country.A Comprehensive History of Norwich | A. D. Bayne
At the so-called Peterloo Massacre several banners were inscribed with the ballot.