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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A History of Spiritualism

The idea of ghosts has been around for centuries. Halloween, All Saints' Day, All Souls' Day and Bonfire Night where effigies of Guy Fawkes are burnt are still celebrated today.  The communication with ghosts developed into a religion with people, who said they could talk to spirits of the dead. They were called mediums. The belief …

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