John Newton
Scottish Pipes play the beautiful hymn, with the story of how it was written.
Nuestra Señora de la Concepción
Nuestra Señora de la Concepción (Spanish: "Our Lady of the (Immaculate) Conception") was a 120-ton Spanish galleon that sailed the Peru - Panama trading route during the 16th century. This ship has e...
Thomas Walker (slave trader)
Thomas Walker (1758–1797) (a.k.a. Beau Walker) was a British slave trader.
Thomas Walker was born 1758 in Henbury, now a suburb of Bristol, England. He worked as a slave trader, when Bristol was o...
Henry Every
Henry Every, also Evory or Avery, (23 August 1659 – after 1696), sometimes erroneously given as John Avery, was an English pirate who operated in the Atlantic and Indian oceans in the mid-1690s. He li...
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Drake's Venture
Drake's Venture is a 1980 film depiction of Francis Drake's voyage of circumnavigation. Produced by Westward Television to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the event, it nevertheless focuses on ...
Drake's Venture - Wikipedia
Thomas Doughty (explorer)
Thomas Doughty (1545 – 2 July 1578) was an English nobleman, soldier, scholar and personal secretary of Christopher Hatton. His association with Francis Drake, on a 1577 voyage to interfere with Span...
William de la Founte
William de la Founte (died 1495) was a Bristol merchant who became one of the first English entrepreneurs to profit from the slave trade.de la Founte had established his business interests in Lisbon ...
John Newton
John Newton (/ˈnjuːtən/; 24 July 1725 O.S./4 August N.S.  – 21 December 1807) was an English sailor, in the Royal Navy for a period, and later a captain of slave ships. He became ordain...
John Newton - Wikipedia
Alexander Hare
Alexander Hare (1775–1834) was an English merchant, infamous for establishing a harem and trading slaves in his personal state of Maluka, SE Borneo.The son of a London watchmaker of the same nam...
USPG
The United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (USPG) is a 300-year-old Anglican missionary organisation, formed originally as the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG...
Christopher Codrington
Christopher Codrington (1668 – 7 April 1710), was a Barbadian-born British soldier, plantation and slave owner, bibliophile, and colonial governor.
Christopher Codrington was born in Barbados in 1...
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Daniel Campbell (d. 1753)
Daniel Campbell (1671/2-1753), or Donald Campbell, of Shawfield and Islay, was a leading Glasgow merchant and Member of Parliament, nicknamed “Great Daniel” because of his size and great wealth.
C...
Robert Aldworth
Robert Aldworth (died 1634) was a Bristol-born English merchant and philanthropist. Much of his wealth, although used often for generous purposes, was acquired through the trade and exploitation of sl...
Henry Ellis (governor)
Henry Ellis (1721–1805) was an explorer, author, and a colonial governor of U.S. state of Georgia and Nova Scotia. Ellis was born in County Monaghan, Ireland. He was educated in law at the Temple Chur...
Humphry Morice (the elder)
Humphry Morice (c.1671 – 16 November 1731) was a British merchant, MP and Governor of the Bank of England. He inherited his father's trading business around the age of eighteen, and learned finance an...
Francis Drake
Sir Francis Drake, vice admiral (c. 1540 – 27 January 1596) was an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Drake carried out the second cir...
Francis Drake - Wikipedia
James La Roche
Sir James La Roche (or Laroche), 1st Baronet (24 June 1734 – September 1804), was a British slave trader and politician.He was born a younger son of John Laroche, M.P.James La Roche was a Bristol slav...
English Armada
The English Armada, also known as the Counter Armada or the Drake-Norris Expedition, was a fleet of warships sent to the Iberian Coast by Queen Elizabeth I of England in 1589, during the Anglo-Spanish...
English Armada - Wikipedia
Richard Oswald (merchant)
Richard Oswald (1705 - 6 November 1784) was a Scottish merchant, slave trader, and advisor to the British government on trade regulations and the conduct of the American War of Independence, and is be...
Richard Oswald (merchant) - Wikipedia
James Penny
James Penny (died 1799) was a merchant, slaveship owner and prominent anti-abolitionist in Liverpool, England. He defended the slave trade to the British Parliament. Penny Lane in Liverpool, later imm...
Edward Colston
Edward Colston (2 November 1636 – 11 October 1721) was a Bristol-born English merchant and Member of Parliament. Much of his wealth, although used often for philanthropic purposes, was acquired throug...
Edward Colston - Wikipedia
The Playhouse to Be Let
The Playhouse to be Let is a Restoration stage play, a dramatic anthology of short pieces by Sir William Davenant that was acted in August 1663 at the theatre at Lincoln's Inn Fields, and first publis...
Robert Drury (sailor)
Robert Drury (born 1687; died between 1743 and 1750) was an English sailor on the Degrave who was shipwrecked at the age of 17 on the island of Madagascar. He would be trapped there for fifteen year...
Robert Drury (sailor) - Wikipedia
John Hawkins
John Hawkins may refer to:
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Drake of England
Drake of England is a 1935 British drama film directed by Arthur B. Woods and starring Matheson Lang, Athene Seyler and Jane Baxter. It depicts the life of Francis Drake and the events leading up to ...
William Snelgrave
William Snelgrave was an English sea captain, slave trader, and ivory trader on the West African coast. He was captured by pirate captains La Bouche, Thomas Cocklyn, and Howell Davis along the coast o...
Moses Benson
Moses Benson (1738 - 6 June 1806) was a successful British West Indies merchant, who became heavily engaged in the Liverpool slave trade.
Benson was the son of John Benson (1684-1766), a salt deal...
Rathlin Island Massacre
The Rathlin Island Massacre took place on Rathlin Island, off the coast of Ireland on 26 July 1575, when more than 600 Scots were killed.
Rathlin Island was used as a sanctuary because of its natu...
Rathlin Island Massacre - Wikipedia
Drake's 1587 expedition
Singeing the King of Spain's Beard is the name derisively given to the attack in April and May 1587 in the Bay of Cádiz, by the English privateer Francis Drake against the Spanish naval forces assembl...
Drake's 1587 expedition - Wikipedia
Spanish Armada
The Spanish Armada (Spanish: Grande y Felicísima Armada , literally "Great and Most Happy Navy") was a Spanish fleet of 130 ships that sailed from A Coruña in August 1588, under the command of the...
Spanish Armada - Wikipedia