Henry Hobhouse, Permanent Undersecretary to the Home Office, writes to James Norris, Lancashire magistrate, providing advice on the legality of breaking up a public meeting, 26 July 1819.
Performed by James Parsons.
Archives Alive: Peterloo
The Archives Alive: Peterloo project is a collaboration between Royal Holloway, University of London, and The National Archives, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This series of short films forms part of a wide programme of activity marking the 200th anniversary of the massacre – an important milestone in the history of the struggle for rights and representation – and its aftermath. Find out more on The National Archives’ blog.