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ISBN: 9780857101044
AUTHOR: Terry Townsend
Bristol & Clifton Slave Trade Trails
Bristol & Clifton Slave Trade Trails
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For much of the eighteenth century, Bristol was England’s second city and, between 1730 and 1745, its premier slaving port. This book presents the drama of that period through six discovery trails. Maps, detailed directions and over 150 photographs help bring the story to life.

From the historic habourside to the heights of Clifton; from the interior of a slave owner’s house to the secret caves, courts and corners of the old city, this is a face of Bristol largely undiscovered by the general tourist.

Following in the footsteps of major players and beneficiaries of the African trade, the trails reveal where they lived, conducted their business, socialised and worshipped, seemingly oblivious to the suffering of their slaves.

Here are tales of merchants, shipbuilders, sugar refiners, plantation owners, tavern keepers, trade goods manufacturers and bankers. Also included are accounts of brave abolitionists, brutal ships’ officers and poverty-pressed slave ship crewmen whose miserable existence was often little better than those of the enslaved human cargo.

Terry Townsend has written extensively about English life in the eighteenth century, including six books for Halsgrove amongst which are Jane Austen’s Hampshire, Jane Austen and Bath and Jane Austen’s Kent.

Imprint: PiXZ. ISBN 978 0 85710 104 4, hardback, 210x148mm, 128 pages. Published September 2016.

Isle of Wight Smugglers PubsIsle of Wight Smugglers Pubs - £9.99
This copiously illustrated guide by Terry Townsend features a significant number of authentic pubs patronised over two centuries ago by Isle of Wight smugglers. These wonderful old buildings with their low-beamed ceilings, flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces and secret hiding places are where, with a little imagination, one can sense the desperate days of smuggling’s golden era.
Hampshire Smugglers' PubsHampshire Smugglers' Pubs - £9.99
This lively guide by Terry Townsend will lead you to a significant number of authentic pubs patronised over two centuries ago by Hampshire smugglers, where you can experience directly a sometimes unexpected slice of the county’s colourful history.
Dorset Smugglers' PubsDorset Smugglers' Pubs - £9.99
Drawing on jail records, Customs’ reports, contemporary newspaper articles and eye witness accounts, the story of smuggling in Dorset is revealed by Terry Townsend through the history of the pubs that served as meeting places, recruitment centres, secret storage facilities, distribution depots and valued customers.
Jane Austen's KentJane Austen's Kent - £16.99
A major part of Jane Austen’s life experience was gained in Kent during prolonged holidays that afforded much happiness as well as inspiration and material for her novels.As well as being a guide to the Kentish places significant in the Austen family history, this book by Terry Townsend also an exploration of the locations Jane knew personally.
Jane Austen and BathJane Austen and Bath - £16.99
In this fascinating and beautifully illustrated book, Terry Townsend takes us on a journey of discovery to the houses, public buildings, parks and walks that were significant in the life and work of one of English literature’s most beloved figures.
Jane Austen's HampshireJane Austen's Hampshire - £16.99
In this fascinating and beautifully illustrated book, Terry Townsend takes us on a journey of discovery through this most characteristic of English shires, tracing the life of one of English literature’s most beloved figures.
Kent Smugglers' PubsKent Smugglers' Pubs - £9.99
This guide by Terry Townsend will lead you to a significant number of authentic smugglers’ pubs distributed throughout Kent. These wonderful old buildings with their low-beamed ceilings, flag stone floors, inglenook fire-places and secret hiding places are where you can get a real feel for the desperate days of the free traders.
Once Upon A PintOnce Upon A Pint - £9.99
Now, if you need it, you also have a good excuse to pop down the pub. Illustrated throughout in colour, this handy new hardback by Terry Townsend is the essential guide to more than fifty of the most characterful hostelries in the fair counties of Dorset and Somerset and their famous literary links. Cheers and good reading!
Fragile FortunesFragile Fortunes - £14.99
Using original family papers and archives in London, Exeter, Bristol and Palermo, Elizabeth Neill traces the humble origins of the Gibbs family in Clyst St. George and Topsham in the mid-sixteenth century to the 1840s, when after an 'act of insanity', its fortunes changed forever.
 
 
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