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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Peterloo Massacre in 1819, a defining moment of its age.
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It was to be a grand day out: a peaceful rally to call for political reform. But the authorities were spoiling for a fight. The Peterloo massacre marked a turning point in our democracy. By Stephen Bates