Peterloo collection : A letter to Earl Fitzwilliam, demonstrating the real tendency of the proceedings of the late York meeting for taking into...

Kenney, Arthur Henry, 1776 or 1777-1855

Peterloo collection

<p style='text-align: justify;'> The letter is dated 4 November 1819, following a protest meeting on 14th October in York, chaired by Earl Fitzwilliam, who was dismissed as Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire for his part in this anti-establishment gathering, even though it only called for a "strict enquiry" into the events of 16 August. This pamphlet, which itself attacks Fitzwilliam, is attributed to Arthur Henry Kenney, Irish protestant cleric. </p>

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