1500-1799 | Slavery | Torture

THE AUTHOR OF ‘AMAZING GRACE’ ON HIS USE OF THE THUMBSCREW ON SLAVE BOYS

11 December 1752 Today, John Newton is revered as the author of ‘Amazing Grace’ and other well known Christian hymns, but as a young man he earned an enviable income for several years as a captain of a slave ship. Even after his realisation that God had ‘chosen’ him, Newton remained committed to the slaving…