A statue of a City of London dragon stands on a street lamp outside the Royal Exchange in the City of London. Photo: BloombergA statue of a City of London dragon stands on a street lamp outside the Royal Exchange in the City of London. Photo: Bloomberg
A statue of a City of London dragon stands on a street lamp outside the Royal Exchange in the City of London. Photo: Bloomberg

How London’s wealth was built on the backs of slaves

  • More than 3,000 voyages engaged in the trade in enslaved Africans left from London, responsible for transporting at least 800,000 into slavery
  • Many in the city made their fortunes off the back of slavery and colonial oppression, a fact that is only now being partially acknowledged
Topic |   Britain
A statue of a City of London dragon stands on a street lamp outside the Royal Exchange in the City of London. Photo: BloombergA statue of a City of London dragon stands on a street lamp outside the Royal Exchange in the City of London. Photo: Bloomberg
A statue of a City of London dragon stands on a street lamp outside the Royal Exchange in the City of London. Photo: Bloomberg
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