John Hewitt - Peterloo Jug

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John Hewitt - Peterloo Jug

90.00

Name: Peterloo Jug
Type: Gilcee Print, 300gsm, fine art smooth rag paper
Size: 240mm x 200mm
Edition: Signed Limited Edition of 50

The Peterloo jug, from Saddleworth Museum. On 16 August 1819 a large group of Saddleworth citizens were amongst 60,000 peaceful demonstrators who gathered in Manchester’s St Peter’s Field to demand economic and electoral reforms. Politically conservative magistrates ordered troops to break up the meeting. The soldiers charged, shot and sabred the unarmed crowd, killing at least sixteen people and seriously injuring more than 600. Three of the fatalities were from the Saddleworth contingent. 

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