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“Disgraceful Traffic”: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Debated in Parliament, February 1805

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This article was written by Miriam Gibson, Archives Assistant (Graduate Trainee). Content warning: This article uses contemporary quotes which contain offensive language and details of the transatlantic slave trade, which some readers may find upsetting.  “The storm is fast gathering; every instant …


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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Importation of Plumage (Prohibition) Act. So, here’s ten things you need to know about this seminal piece of legislation. This blog was written by Richard Ward, Assistant Archives Officer. …