Tagged with Thomas Clarkson

Slavery & Abolition Sites – Cambridge University

Slavery & Abolition Sites – Cambridge University

 Peter Peckard studied at Oxford, then served in the army before becoming master of Magdalene College, then vice chancellor at Cambridge. The Zong incident, when 133 slaves were thrown overboard by the ship’s captain to claim insurance shocked the nation and like many others, it seems to have stirred this liberal into becoming an active … Continue reading

Slavery & Abolition Sites – Wales

Slavery & Abolition Sites – Wales

Piercefield Estate, nr Chepstow The estate was purchased for £90,000 cash in 1802 by Nathanial Wells, born in St Kitts 1779 the son of William, a Cardiff sugar merchant and his house slave Juggy.  He married the only daughter of Charles Este, a former chaplain to George II. Camarthen, St Peter’s Church Burial place of Sir Richard … Continue reading

Thomas Clarkson Recommends

Thomas Clarkson Recommends

Clarkson was the propagandist/PR side of the abolition campaign, touring Britain showing the shackles used on slaves to the public whilst William Wilberforce slugged it out in parliament. Clarkson claimed the musical play ‘The Padlock’ was the most important abolitionist campaign. It featured the slave ‘Mungo’ played by a white actor, so was probably the … Continue reading