Tagged with Sir John Hawkins

Slavery & Abolition Sites – Cornwall, England

Plymouth Birthplace of Sir John Hawkins (1532-95) the initiator of Britain’s entry into the African slave trade, a brave man who did much for the welfare of sailors.  His father had pioneered England’s triangular trade with  Guinea  and Brazil 30 years earlier.   The Pindar Galley called here in December 1706 en route to the Royal … Continue reading