PLANTATION OVERSEER INVENTS REVOLTING PUNISHMENT FOR A SLAVE
[ 28 January 1756 ]
We catch a shocking glimpse of some of the sadistic punishments inflicted on slaves through the journals of Thomas Thistlewood, a plantation overseer in the British colony of Jamaica.
NEWS BREAKS OF A FAMINE IN BENGAL AND ‘CALAMITIES’ FOR BRITISH INVESTORS
[ 28 January 1771 ]
Today in 1771, news arrived in Britain of a famine in the East India Company’s newly acquired territory of Bengal.
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