The True History of Britain's Horrifying Role in Slavery

Britain's involvement in slavery is a dark chapter in its history. The British Empire was one of the largest slave trading empires in history, transporting an estimated 3.5 million Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to be sold as slaves in the Americas. British ships transported more slaves than any other nation, and British merchants made vast fortunes from the slave trade. The conditions on slave ships were horrific, with slaves packed into tight quarters and often dying from disease or malnutrition. Slavery was eventually abolished in the British Empire in 1833, but the legacy of slavery continues to impact Britain today, with many people of African descent facing discrimination and racism.