Can Europe Make It? The Mask of Anarchy Written on the occasion of the Peterloo massacre at Manchester, which took place two hundred years ago. Percy Bysshe Shelley 16 August 2019 A coloured engraving that depicts the Peterloo Massacre (military suppression of a demonstration in Manchester, England by cavalry charge on August 16, 1819 with loss of life) in Manchester, England. | Wikicommons/ Richard Carlile. Some rights reserved. Share this Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share via email Share link URL copied to clipboard Read more! Get our weekly email Enter your email address Submit Dreadful Scene at Manchester Meeting of Reformers Augt. 16. 1819: A print depicting the Peterloo Massacre of 16 August 1819, at Manchester, England. This coloured version purchased by John Jenkins and exhibited in November 1819. | Wikicommons/ Anonymous. Some rights reserved.