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12:15 - 13:15 25 May 2016

Britain's forgotten slave owners

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1.02 | Engineering Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Colonial slavery shaped modern Britain, and we all still live with its legacies. In 1833 Parliament finally abolished slavery, and Britain paid £20million (worth £17bn today) to 46,000 slave-owners for the loss of their ‘property’. Records of this period remained untouched for nearly 200 years, but UCL’s Legacies of British Slave-Ownership project has examined them to reveal the extent and the limits of slavery's role in shaping British history.


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