06.07.17 - Lincoln transformed into 1819 Manchester

Yesterday the movies came to town, in the shape of legendary director Mike Leigh and his latest project "Peterloo". The film is about the Peterloo Massacre when troops charged demonstrators, killing several and injuring countless more. The people were protesting against the corrupt form of government representation in early 19th century Britain. The north of England was very poorly represented in Parliament. Whereas some small villages in the south had two MPs, including some with only a handful of voters, the large working class northern cities had few or no MPs

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