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Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of FortuneIn 1819 a large peaceful demonstration of 60,000 people gathered in St Peter’s Fields, Manchester, to demand the vote and other civil rights, but ended in 18 people being killed and countless injured. It became known as the Peterloo Massacre.

Our interactive Wheel of Fortune reveals the fate of 12 people who were at the demonstration; those who were ordered to control the crowd; those who were injured; and those who died. You can also see which of these people had the vote during 1819, take a guess before you reveal the answer!