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Riches & Misery: The Consequences Of The Atlantic Slave Trade article icon

History & The Arts 

Riches & Misery: The Consequences Of The Atlantic Slave Trade

What effects did the slave trade have on Africa? How did it develop the Americas? Could Britain have industrialised without the slave trade? Dr Will Hardy assesses the consequences of the Atlantic Slave trade.

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Breaghmore Stone Circle

Discover the archaeological legacy of the first farmers in the landscape of Neolithic, Norman and Plantation farmers throughout Northern Ireland.

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Out of the woods? audio icon

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Out of the woods?

Chris Baines talks to the Saving Species team about the uncertain future of British woodlands, which provide us with much-needed access to nature and biodiversity

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Debate: The Irish Plantation article icon

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Debate: The Irish Plantation

Forum member Jimbo wanted to verify some family history

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Slavery and the North of England

Did the North of England become prosperous on the back of the slave trade? Melinda Elder examines the impact of the trade on the ports of Lancaster, Liverpool and Whitehaven.

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The profits of slavery: James Wilson - Whitby and Sneaton Castle article icon

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The profits of slavery: James Wilson - Whitby and Sneaton Castle

James Wilson, made a fortune as a plantation owner. After abolition he started a new life as a pillar of Yorkshire society. One of his slaves, Ashton Warner, is the source for the information.

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The profits of slavery: The Jeffersons of Whitehaven

A museum in Whitehaven tells the "Rum Story" of two Cumbrian wine merchants who owned slaves in the West Indies.

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Irish Plantations: By map article icon

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Irish Plantations: By map

Developments in Ireland were a major factor in the English Civil War. Plot the impact of the war on Ireland as events unfolded with our series of maps of the Irish plantations

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