The Fall of the Royal African Company


The Fall of the Royal African Company

The Royal African Company has a monopoly on the trading of slaves, given directly by the Stuarts. But the Glorious Revolution sweeps in and they are deposed. How will The Company fare? And, more importantly, how will this affect the transatlantic slave trade? Listen to William and Anita to find out.

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Exec Producer: Jack Davenport + Neil Fearn

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