Peterloo

Peterloo, a name, suggested by Waterloo, given to an insurrectionary gathering in 1819 of workers in St. Peter's Field, Manchester, to demand Parliamentary reform, and which was dispersed by the military to the sacrifice of 13 lives and the wounding of 600, a proceeding which excited wide-spread indignation, and contributed to promote the cause which it was intended to defeat.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Peterhof * Peter's, St.
Peter, the First Epistle of
Peter, the Second Epistle Of
Peter, the Wild Boy
Peter Martyr
Peter the Great
Peter the Hermit
Peterborough
Peterborough, Charles Mordaunt, Earl of
Peterhead
Peterhof
Peterloo
Peter's, St.
Peter's Pence
Peterwardein
Pétion de Villeneuve, Jérôme
Petite Nature
Petition of Right
Petöfi, Sandor
Petra
Petrarch, Francesco
Petri, Laurentius

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Peterloo in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable