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Poetry and Popular Protest
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This book provides provocative information on poetry written in response to the most revolutionary set of events seen in Britain since the 1640s: 'Peterloo', a peaceful protest that became a massacre; 'Cato Street', a government scripted rebellion; and the 'Queen Caroline Controversy', when the estranged wife of George IV tried to claim her crown.
Poetry of Witness
Call Number: PN6101 .P544 2014
The 300 poems collected here were composed at an extreme of human endurance--while their authors awaited execution, endured imprisonment, fought on the battlefield, or labored on the brink of breakdown or death. All bear witness to historical events and the irresistibility of their impact. Alongside Shakespeare, Milton, and Wordsworth, this volume includes such writers as ...Samuel Bamford, present at the Peterloo Massacre in 1819...
Language Myths and the History of English
Call Number: PE1098 .W38 2011
Language Myths and the History of English aims to deconstruct the myths that are traditionally reproduced as factual accounts of the historical development of English.
Includes: William Hone, Peterloo and the Chartist movement
England in 1819: the politics of literary culture and the case of romantic historicism
Call Number: PR457 .C39 1998
Many of the writers from 1819, argues James Chandler, were acutely aware not only of their writing's place in history, but also of its place as history.
Call Number: Online
Lively account of how people power has shaped British history -- from Peterloo to the Poll tax and beyond.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
- John Keats
- Samuel Bamford
- Peterloo Massacre
- George Cruikshank (caricaturist & illustrator)
- "Mask of Anarchy" (Shelley's poem)
- "Ode to Autumn" (Keat's poem)
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