San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This lecture by Anthony Taylor traces the origins of popular politics in Manchester and analyses the mythology surrounding Manchester's radical past
Covering the years from the Peterloo massacre in 1819 to the foundation of the Labour Party, it considers the reasons for the emergence of political militancy in the city and asseses platform radicalism's relationship to the established Conservative and Liberal Parties.
Anthony Taylor is Professor of Modern British History at Sheffield Hallam University. He has written widely in the fields of early 19th and early 20th century political culture.
When & Where
Manchester Cathedral has been centre stage in its city's history for nearly 600 years. In 1421 Henry V signed a charter granting permission for a collegiate church to be built. In 1847, following the huge growth in population during the Industrial Revolution, a newManchester Diocese was created and this church became Manchester Cathedral. Its thrilling beauty and majesty, forest of pillars and magnificent 15th century quire have inspired musicians, writers and poets to find expression and joy in this sacred space. But this is not a museum - this is a working church and it is teeming with life. Come along to the host of brilliant events that we run here at Manchester Cathedral every year and help us to protect this very special place for another 600 years.