The Meeting in Spa Fields
An account of the Spa Field riots of 1816, from the perspective of William Hone, a Radical writer and publisher.
- Full title:
- The Meeting in Spa Fields. Hone's authentic ... account ... of all the proceedings on ... December 2d, ... 1816
- estimated 1816 , London
- News-sheet / Illustration / Image
- William Hone
- Held by:
- British Library
- Usage Terms:
- Free from known copyright restrictions
- Article by:
- Ruth Mather
- Power and politics, Romanticism
In August 1819 dozens of peaceful protestors were killed and hundreds injured at what became known as the Peterloo Massacre. Ruth Mather examines the origins, response and aftermath of this key early 19th century political event.