Tag BritishHistory

The Stockwell Six

 “Our regret is that it has taken so long for this injustice to be remedied.” The relationship with the Police and people of colour never started on a good foot. In Southern America, 1903, white men were employed to ‘police’…

The Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963

Click below, if you prefer listening to the audio A ripple in history that was so powerful it caused the people of England to listen. A ripple so strong yet it wasn’t included within our school’s curriculum? I have a…

Black Caesar

September 19th is officially ‘Talk like a Pirate Day’. Who comes up with this for real haha! I’m not going to talk like a pirate, however I will tell you about Black Caesar. The notorious pirate who terrorised the seven…

Slavery and The Royal Navy

“You are to use every means in your power to prevent a continuance of the traffic in slaves.” Commodore Sir George Ralph Collier Slavery was one of Britain’s biggest earners, and there were many opposers in the country who did…

Statues Part 1

These past few months have been crazy to say the least. Following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, there have been worldwide protests at the treatment of black people and the inequalities we face are also coming to…

The Apprenticeship Laws 1832

When is a slave not a slave? When they are considered an apprentice! Around the 1830s, Great Britain had finally heard the campaigners and sided with the abolitionists. The government passed the bill to abolish slavery. SUCCESS!  Some Brits understood…