There are a lot of sources for this episode. I used a lot of general background material on the period, and on the British Military that I’d used for the Napoleonic Episodes and Mt Tambora
Specific sources for the Peterloo episode were
- “Hand Weavers Lament” (Traditional/Popular song)
- Artists Print “The Manchester Reform Meeting Dispersed by Civilian and Military Power.” from August 1819
- HONE, WILLIAM “The Political House that Jack Built”
- Simon Schama’s History of England vol2
- E.P. Thompson The making of the working class
- MESSINGER, G: “Manchester in the Victorian Age – The Half Known City”
- Riding, J; “Peterloo, the story of the massacre”
- Walker, A. Stanley. “Peterloo, Shelley and Reform.” PMLA, vol. 40, no. 1, 1925, pp. 128–164.
- POOLE, ROBERT. “’By the Law or the Sword’: Peterloo Revisited.” History, vol. 91, no. 2 (302), 2006, pp. 254–276
- POOLE, ROBERT; “The Manchester Observer: biography of a radical
- https://revjosephharrison.wordpress.com/the-peterloo-era-1819/ (A good article with plenty of primary source letters quoted).
- Report of the Metropolitan and Central Committee, appointed for the relief of the Manchester sufferers; with an appendix, containing the names of the sufferers, and the nature and extent of their injuries. (https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/lists-of-the-killed-and-wounded-from-the-peterloo-massacre)
- http://www.peterloomassacre.org/names.html This is the spreadsheet with the complete list of the victims, occupations, age/sex, and cause of death. It is a fantastic source.