Who built Guinea Street in Bristol?
Captain Edmund Saunders
10 Guinea Street The man who built number 10, Captain Edmund Saunders, was a prolific enslaver himself, trafficking men, women and children from Africa to the sugar plantations of the Caribbean – and the same is true of the first full-time resident, Joseph Smith.
When did Bristol stop trading slaves?
The British trade in enslaved Africans ended in 1807 by an Act of Parliament.
Where is the Bristol house through time?
10 Guinea Street
10 Guinea Street was the focus of the BBC programme hosted by Bristol historian David Olusoga and the four-storey townhouse is now available to buy for £800,000. A House Through Time told the story of Bristol through the history of the home, built in 1718, and its residents.
What was the impact of slavery on Bristol?
Bristol became one of the biggest centres of the transatlantic slave trade between 1725 and 1740, when it is estimated that profits of 5-20% were made from the trading of black slaves. One estimate suggests that over 500,000 Africans were brought into slavery by Bristol traders.
Why is Bristol so rich?
It was a wealthy city. That wealth came from several trading areas. Bristol was involved in the â€˜triangular tradeâ€™ to Africa and the Americas. The city also traded directly to the European-owned colonies in the Americas, as well as with Europe itself.
Why is Bristol so radical?
Bristol has been at the heart of radical movements in the UK for centuries. Historically it has been known as a location whose populous would act, often in riots, when they were pushed too far by the ruling class. The Bristol Bridge and Queens Square played host to large-scale riots in 1793 and 1831 respectively.
How many slaves did the British sent to America?
Britain was the most dominant between 1640 and 1807 and it is estimated that Britain transported 3.1 million Africans (of whom 2.7 million arrived) to the British colonies in the Caribbean, North and South America and to other countries.
Where were riots in Bristol?
Avon and Somerset police said it was still in the middle of one of its largest ever investigations after “police vehicles were damaged and set alight, officers were assaulted and our neighbourhood police station was vandalised during a riot in Bristol city centre on Sunday, 21 March 2021”.
Is Bristol cheaper than London?
Cost of living in Bristol (United Kingdom) is 32% cheaper than in London (United Kingdom)