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Hidden Connections: Slavery and the British Country House

The Royal Oak Foundation
Event organized by The Royal Oak Foundation

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The British country house in all its opulence and refinement seems worlds away from the fetid horrors of a slave ship. However the trade in enslaved Africans and slave-produced goods fueled the wealth that funded the creation of many 17th-19th century British stately homes.

Professor Madge Dresser will show these houses, several of which are now owned by the National Trust, and explore some of the stories behind their connections with slavery to reflect on what they mean for our understanding of these beautiful buildings.

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