Richard Carlile

16 August 2019 marks 200 years since the attack on over 60,000 peaceful pro-democracy protesters that has become known as the Peterloo Massacre. This event, a landmark in British political history, took place in the area of Manchester known today as St Peter’s Square. Against a backdrop of growing unrest…

This gem was recently discovered in the Library at Conway Hall. Published by Richard Carlile (1790-1843) in 1819, it is an account of the trial of Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) in 1633 who was charged with heresy by the Catholic Church.

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