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Georgians (1714–1837)

Our records from this era tell a story of political unrest at home and conflict overseas, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. Trading records show Britain’s reach across the globe and, in some cases, reveal the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade.

Stories from the collection

The story of Robert Wedderburn

Read about Robert Wedderburn

Robert Wedderburn (1762–1835) was a British-Jamaican radical preacher, abolitionist and writer.