Links to slavery, d’ye see?
Culloden, near Inverness, is known as the place where the Jacobite rebellion was finally crushed in 1746, but the battlefield overseen by the NTS has now become the first in Britain to be linked to the slave trade by an official body.
The site of Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s defeat has been included in a report into links between the slave trade and historic sites because the “the Bonnie Prince” received financial backing and a boat to Scotland from a businessman linked to the slave trade.
If we’re working at that remove then the three Georgian cities (well, but you know) of Bath, Clifton and the New Town all need to go too.
But this is like 16th cousins. By the time you get to that sort of linkage then the entire species is linked at that sort of distance. And if not 16th then 17th.
So with slavery. Yep, naughty, not unusual, we’re glad its gone. But get to third and fifth hand links and everything pre-1888 (Brazilian abolition) is linked. As with the modern day point, the supply chain for any single item is the entire world economy.