August 17 2016 – Forgotten Lives Remembered – John Edward Taylor [1791-1844][aged 52]

“Journalists at the scene who tried to report the event [Peterloo Massacre] were arrested, and others who went in to report the day’s event were jailed.

“John Edwards Taylor, a local businessman and witness of the massacre, went on to set up the Manchester Guardian – the forerunner of today’s Guardian newspaper – to promote the liberal interest sparked in its aftermath”

~ “The charge of the butcher brigade : Remember the victims”, Morning Star, August 17 2016 – Page 13



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