Peterloo Massacre Mug
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Commemorating the Peterloo Massacre which took place at St Peter's Field, Manchester, England on Monday 16 August, 1819.
Seventeen people died and hundreds were injured when cavalry charged into a crowd of around 60,000 people who had gathered in peaceful protest to demand the reform of parliamentary representation.
Text and fonts are taken directly from the first edition of The Masque of Anarchy by Percy Bysshe Shelley, an epic poem written in direct response to the massacre - perhaps the first modern statement of the principle of nonviolent resistance, it was banned from printing for 30 years but has since inspired many a political slogan.
The Artist: Chris Chalkley
Founder of PRSC, Chris studied Economics and Philosophy at Bristol University, drove buses, sold puppets and worked variously as a market trader, wholesaler, retailer and importer of china and glassware for over thirty years. Having worked as a wholesaler and retailer, Chris is well versed in traditional styles of ware. He tends to ignore all the rules and his pieces are known for their rough immediacy and challenging technique.
Material: English Fine Bone China
Dimensions: H 8.9cm
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