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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

The Last Exorcism

The Last Exorcism

“Lo, Lukins comes, and with him comes a train Of Parsons famous for a lack of brain ; With owl-like faces, and with raven coats, Their solemn step their solemn task denotes, By exorcising, prayers and rebukings, To drive seven sturdy devils out of Lukins.” Bristol, England  is famous for lots of things. Its’ old … Continue reading