Henry Hunt

Standard Name: Hunt, Henry


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16 August 1819
Several people were killed and more wounded by cavalry, in a crowd gathered peacefully in St Peter's Fields at Manchester to hear the radical Henry Hunt speak in favour of electoral reform: this became known...
13 September 1819
Henry Hunt (organiser of the meeting at Manchester which became the Peterloo Massacre) was welcomed by huge crowds on his arrival in London to stand trial.
3 August 1832
In the wake of the first Reform Bill, Henry Hunt presented Parliament with a petition for female enfranchisement on behalf of Miss Mary Smith of Stanmore, Yorkshire.