Mike Leigh tells us the story of “Peterloo”

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Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake and Neil Bell
Directed by Mike Leigh

You’re not alone if you don’t know much—or anything, for that matter—about the Peterloo Massacre of August 16th, 1819, when a confrontation between protestors in Manchester, England and the British cavalry turned violent. Peasants and tradespeople descended on a Manchester square to air their grievances, only to be met with armed resistance that resulted in well over a dozen deaths and hundreds of ... more >