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title The Belfast Riot
creator Holman, H. T.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description "The field was as if a number of butchers had been extensively at work." (Unidentified eyewitness quoted in the Guardian, 1887.) This was how one person remembered a Belfast district polling station, 1 March 1847, the day of the most violent electoral incident in our history. The "Belfast Riot" that occurred on this cold, clear March day has been noted in history books, and the story handed down in song and folklore. Yet we know few details of an event that saw Islanders battle at the poll, leaving the blood of many to soak through the clean snow to the red earth beneath. At least three participants were fatally injured.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1983
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-184
source 14
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title The Belfast Riot
creator Holman, H. T.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description "The field was as if a number of butchers had been extensively at work." (Unidentified eyewitness quoted in the Guardian, 1887.) This was how one person remembered a Belfast district polling station, 1 March 1847, the day of the most violent electoral incident in our history. The "Belfast Riot" that occurred on this cold, clear March day has been noted in history books, and the story handed down in song and folklore. Yet we know few details of an event that saw Islanders battle at the poll, leaving the blood of many to soak through the clean snow to the red earth beneath. At least three participants were fatally injured.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1983
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-184
source 14
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.