Monthly Archives: August 2010

Easy Writing?

Stevie Davies: Into Suez: Parthian Press, Cardigan 2010 Usually, historians are unwilling to recommend historical novels: we tend to see them as ‘easy writing’, and we’re quick to point out their anachronisms and errors. However, occasionally, an exceptional novelist writes … Continue reading

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The End of Slavery

Chris Evans on Nicholas Draper’s Price of Emancipation When Parliament abolished slavery in the British Empire in 1833 it set up a £20 million compensation fund. The compensation was not intended for the ex-slaves, however; it was awarded to their … Continue reading

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