The Real Queen Charlotte from Bridgerton

If you’ve been watching Bridgerton, you may be familiar with Queen Charlotte, the gossip loving Queen - but who was the real Queen Charlotte? Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was born in The Holy Roman Empire, a collection of territories in central and western Europe, where her father was the Duke and held power over Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She …

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The Royal African Company and Edward Colston

In the early years of slavery, most enslaved Africans were brought from Dutch traders and sold on as property. In 1619, around 20 Africans were purchased from Dutchmen in Jamestown, Virginia to work in English colonies tobacco fields. The Royal African Company had a monopoly on the west African slave trade. It was originally led …

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