Anyone familiar with this image? It’s a diagram of how slaves were loaded into ship’s holds during the ‘middle passage’. It’s from Thomas Clarkson’s work on the abolition of the slave trade, published 1808. We hold a 1st edition in our library collection.

Last night's @regencyalton event was @CarolineJKnight's talk on dining at Chawton House. She discussed the history of her family’s Wedgwood dinner service, and even showed the audience some of the original pieces, now owned by her parents Jeremy and Caroline.

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