The orator, Henry Hunt, addressed the crowd at 2pm – twenty minutes later eighteen were dead or dying and more than six hundred injured.
Why do we love to scare ourselves? Dr Liz Blagrove, from the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick explains.
The German book of ghost stories that inspired Frankenstein
Ahead of the 200 anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, Dr Alison Morgan talks about her new collection of poems and ballads written in the immediate aftermath of the 1819 scandal.
Twice in her life Professor Deirdre McCloskey, the ground breaking economist made Honorary Graduand by the University of Warwick, has torn up the rule book.