Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners

David Olusoga finds out about Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners and as he forensically examines the compensation records, he learns about the surprising range of people who owned slaves.

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The Price of Freedom

Episode 1x02; Jul 22, 2015

David looks at how in 1834 the government came to the extraordinary decision to compensate the slave owners with the equivalent of £17bn in today's money.

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x02: The Price of FreedomJul 22, 2015
1x01: Profit and LossJul 15, 2015
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