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In 1834, after Britain abolished slavery, the government decided to compensate 46,000 slave owners for the loss of their “property”.
The Trevelyans were among them, recieving a payout of about £34,000 – the equivalent of about £3m in today’s money – for the “loss” of some 1,000 slaves.
Nearly 200 years later, BBC correspondent Laura Trevelyan travelled to Grenada in the Caribbean to…..(read more)