Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds Peterloo to the Pankhursts is a new online course being developed by Royal Holloway University of London and the People’s History Museum, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Exploring the history of radicalism and reform, the course aims to put the Peterloo Massacre, which occurred 200 years ago this August, into its broader context of a century long struggle for rights and representation for the people. Supported by the National Archives, the Parliamentary Archives, and the History of Parliament, Peterloo to the Pankhursts will offer learners the chance to examine original artefacts and documents, watch compelling historical testimony and speeches, some dramatised for the first time. And explore our democratic heritage through specially commissioned illustrations and animations.
Skip to 0 minutes and 52 seconds All with expert insights from archivists, curators, and historians. No prior knowledge is required to take the course, which is open to all– free– and starts on Future Learn, on Monday, the 12th of August, 2019. Peterloo to the Pankhursts is part of Royal Holloway Citizens Project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.