In this issue: Early Liberalism – a search for origins (James Moore); Peterloo: the English Uprising (Robert Poole); Henry Hunt, Peterloo, Whigs and Liberals (John Belchem); ‘Not straight but serpentine’ (Stephen Lee); The Pisan Triumvirate (Ian Macgregor Morris); Liberalism and the Lancashire electorate (Michael Winstanley); meeting report – The Peterloo massacre and nineteenth-century popular radicalism (Neil Stockley); reviews of Riding, Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre, Polyp, Schlunke and Poole, Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre, Poole, Peterloo: The English Uprising (Ian Cawood)
Introduction to this special issue of the <i>Journal of Liberal History</i>.
An examination of the Peterloo massacre in 1819, and its impact on the emergence of democracy in Britain.
The role played by Henry ‘Orator’ Hunt at Peterloo and its impact on Whig politics.
George Canning and the origins of nineteenth-century Liberalism.
The Libertine, the Atheist, and The Liberal.
The aftermath of the 1832 Reform Act.
Evening meeting, 16 July 2019, with Robert Poole and Jacqueline Riding; chair: Liz Barker.
Review of Jacqueline Riding, Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre (Head of Zeus, 2018); Polyp, Eva Schlunke and Robert Poole, Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre (New Internationalist, 2019); Robert Poole, Peterloo: The English Uprising (Oxford University Press, 2019).