Editors. "William Huskisson killed by train at opening of Liverpool-Manchester Railway". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17933, accessed 18 December 2014.]
At the ceremonial opening of the new Liverpool-Manchester Railway, William Huskisson MP is killed by a train, becoming the first well-known railway casualty and fuel to the anti-railways movement.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.