David Olusoga on Britain's role in the age of slavery – The Times

If you missed part one of our exclusive extracts from David Olusoga’s latest book, Black and British: A Short Essential History, read it here — Romans, Tudors and the Age of Discovery
In 1603 James VI of Scotland also became King James I of England. The Stuart period lasted for more than a hundred years, during which dramatic events shook Britain: a terrorist attack on Parliament, civil wars, plague, the Great Fire of London. Meanwhile, a story was unfolding that would redraw Britain’s relationship with people from Africa. Together with the Stuart royals, English merchants were developing new, brutal ways of making money. They built up slave-powered colonies in America and the West Indies and grew a trade in human beings that would make England
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