The History of Leith

October 9, 2006

Dreadful Riot in London

This report begins: ‘A Full, True and Particular Account of that Great Public Meeting which took place in Coldbath-fields, London, on Monday last, for the purpose of forming a NATIONAL CONVENTION, giving an account of the Speeches delivered on the occasion, — Together with an account of the desperate attack by 3000 Policemen, under the direction of Lord Melbourne, and Colonel Rowan and Mr Mayne, — with the names of the killed and wounded, and the number taken prisoners.’ The sheet was published by Francis McCartney of Edinburgh in May, 1833, and the story was sourced from ‘The Caledonian Mercury’ of May the 16th, 1833.for more click here

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