Peter asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 3 months ago

Did Wellington condone the Peterloo massacre?

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  • 3 months ago

    He may not have condoned the level of violence but his views were staunchly conservative. He stated “Beginning reform is beginning revolution.” He was less concerned about social justice than he was about preserving the social order and the class system.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    He was a serving soldier still, he would have no choice but to accede.

  • 3 months ago

    He was in Lord Liverpool's government, that was known for it's repressive policies.

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