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Museums of Hull

After a second night demolishing the Premier Inn in Beverley and the children had caught up on their e-mails we had to clear out and make plans for going back home to Grimsby. 877 more words


Tee Bylo Gives the Family Tree ANOTHER Shake as the History Sleuth!

“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.” So said William Wilberforce, a Yorkshire lad and THE leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. 602 more words

Clarice Tibbett

Faith Leads Nations

The slave trade as we remember it began in the 15th century although people had been trading other people throughout the ages. Olaudah Equiano (a friend of William Wilberforce), who was a former slave explained, “…how he and his sister were captured by fellow Africans who then sold them on to eventually be exchanged with the ship owners and taken to work in Europe.”. 919 more words


‘The son of one of the best men who ever adorned the country’: William Wilberforce (1798-1879)

Trading heavily on his family name, William Wilberforce (1798-1879), eldest son and namesake of the noted anti-slave trade campaigner, was elected in 1837 as Conservative MP for Kingston-upon-Hull, which his father had represented from 1780 until 1784. 827 more words


Thomas Fowell Buxton - the forgotten hero in the fight against Slavery

Thomas Fowell Buxton married Hannah Gurney, a member of the famous Norwich family that included Elizabeth Fry. Thomas Fowell Buxton began his working life in the family brewery at Trumans in Spitalfield.   109 more words

Norfolk Rebels

Fight Against Slavery Carried on Beyond Austen’s Life, a Guest Post from Collins Hemingway | ReginaJeffers's Blog

This piece is Part I of a two-part series from my fellow Austen Author, Collins Hemingway. In this one, Collins takes a closer look at the slavery issue during Jane Austen’s time.  52 more words

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Drinking At The Eagle

I was in Cambridge and reading a history of Christianity in England that was part of a display in The Round Church (more on that place at a future date). 498 more words