Marking the bicentenary year of the Peterloo Massacre, The Age of Revolution national educational project has launched a new graphic novel, freely available for use in schools.
Peterloo: Imagine a World, a collaboration with artist ‘Polyp’ and the University of Kent in consultation with the Historical Association, brings to life a crucial period of history that is often passed over in schools.
The story, which adapts a full-length original academic work1, was co-written by historian Ben Marsh and Polyp, looks through the eyes and experiences of children by following a fictional family on their journey to take part in the march. The graphic novel:
- Offers an accessible, fresh resource to aid with teaching about the bloody event and its impact on the nation and its push for democracy
- Helps teachers demonstrate how Peterloo is relevant to the politics of the present day and other periods and topics pupils may have studied –...