One of the worst peacetime massacres in British history took place on August 16, 1819. What was it?

Answer: The Peterloo massacre in Manchester. Soldiers charged into up to 100,000 peaceful protestors, gathered to demand greater political representation. Fifteen people died.

Source: Peterloo – The Story of the Manchester Massacre by Jacqueline Riding

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