The Ballads of Peterloo
It’s 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre, in which peaceful protesters for democratic reform in Manchester were attacked by cavalry, with 18 killed and over 600 injured. Ballads were crucial tools in the reporting and commemoration of Peterloo, cementing its place in working-class and radical history. In this episode, we hear Kate Gibson talk to ballad experts - Dr Alison Morgan, Brian Peters and Peter Coe - about the radical history of Peterloo and its ballads. You can listen to, subscribe and like the History Workshop Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and other podcasting platforms. For more information and episode notes, visit: http://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/ballads-of-peterloo/.