The question was always how bad his take was going to be. David Olusoga:
The merchant elite of late Victorian Bristol who erected the statue of Colston, many of them members of the Merchant Venturers, did so in the full knowledge that the man they sought to elevate to civic sainthood had been a trader in human flesh. The details of his grim career had been obscured but not obliterated.
I think it would be absolutely fascinating to have a detailed look at the Nigerian antecedents of a certain individual. For it’s possible that there are rather closer links to the slave trade than some might think there.
So, anyone know a good genealogist in Nigeria?