Listen to Christer Petley’s paper about Horatio Nelson, slavery and the Caribbean. It was presented to a conference about the Royal Navy and the British Atlantic empire, hosted by the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth. See the letter that Nelson sent to Simon Taylor here.
An interview about slave emancipation in the British Caribbean with Christer Petley for the newspaper France-Antilles. Click here for a link to the article.
At a conference in Portsmouth next week, Christer Petley will discuss connections between the Royal Navy and slavery in the Caribbean, focusing on the relationship between Horatio Nelson and Simon Taylor. See this part of the S&R site to view the letter that Nelson sent to Taylor and which William Cobbett posted in his Political Register in February 1807, as part of a last ditch effort to stall the Abolition Bill as it passed through parliament.