Descendants

Descendants

Peterloo 2019 has connected the stories of people from all walks of life who were present at the Peterloo Massacre with the stories and lives of their modern day relatives. 60,000 people assembled in Manchester on 16 August 1819 seeking rights and equality; confronted by local government forces, the day would end with the death of 18 and the injury of around 700.

200 years later the potential number of descendants is vast, as is the geographical area they could live in and the variety of stories that link to this watershed moment in British history.

'My Peterloo ancestor founded the Guardian'

Read Sue's story

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Descendant Stories

Read more about the Peterloo Descendants

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Trace Your Peterloo People

With the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society

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Peterloo Experts

Learn more about the Peterloo Historians & Genealogists

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Peterloo Descendants: The Film

Watch the film

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Meet the Peterloo Film Descendants

Learn more about the Descendants in the film

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Enormous thanks to our partners and funders