The Manchester Comet, a short-lived satirical newspaper, poked fun at radical reformers.  Despites its hostile intentions it is one of the earliest representations of an all-female political meeting.  The woman addressing the meeting is probably Mary Fildes, president of the Manchester Female Reform Society.

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Ref. R233019

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By the 1880s Henry Hunt, the charismatic speaker imprisoned for addressing the crowds at Peterloo, was no longer seen as a dangerous radical but widely celebrated. Isabella Banks was active in an unsuccessful campaign to rebuild the Henry Hunt memorial in Ancoats. It was built by the Chartists in 1842.