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.
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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.
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.

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