Tagged with Hannah More

Slavery & Abolition Sites – Somerset

Slavery & Abolition Sites – Somerset

Wrington Home of  Hannah More (1745-1833) poet playwright and social campaigner, called ‘the Prelate in petticoats’. Wrington was also the birthplace of John Locke (1632-1704) philospher was born in a small cottage adjoining the north side of the church, his mother’s family home. Frome ‘An Essay on the Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions Without Injury to the Master … Continue reading

Slavery & Abolition Sites – Bristol England

Slavery & Abolition Sites – Bristol England

In the 1730s Moroccan and Algerian pirates were causing problems with raids on shipping – in 1734, 4 ships were taken which seem to have been hostaged by the government, though action against the pirates seems not to have been taken.  The British ships seem to have been small – probably less than 10 crew. … Continue reading

Bristol Women – Hannah More

Bristol Women – Hannah More

I was asked by the group producing the Bristol Pound, the new local currency to provide some information on the person who was voted to be on their first note. I had a notion of this woman as a rather miserable evangelical, but of course she was a far more complicated character than some of … Continue reading