Click your way through some short stories and pictures that reveal more about what life was like during this time.
From the 11th century ships from Bristol had been involved in transporting children to sell as slaves in Ireland.
There were many people in Bristol who benefitted from the ‘Africa Trade’. A sea captain filling his ship with slaves to transport across the Atlantic Ocean was paid for his work.
The Georgian House at 7 Great George Street, Bristol, is today furnished as a period townhouse. It shows what life was like for a wealthy business man towards the end of the Georgian period (1714-1830). T
The island of Nevis is just one of the many islands in the Caribbean that proved useful to Europeans in the 17th and 18th centuries.