About the talk
Join Dr Matthew David Mitchell, Associate Professor of History at Sewanee, The University of the South for a free talk on Humphry Morice, former Director and Governor of the Bank of England and prolific slave trader.
Dr Matthew David Mitchell’s talk focuses on the life and career of Humphry Morice, the largest-volume British slave trader of the first half of the eighteenth century, who bears the guilt of forcibly transporting over 30,000 enslaved Africans between 1704 and 1732.
Using Morice's papers in the Bank of England Archives, Mitchell will discuss how Morice's methods propelled him to become one of the most ‘successful’ slave traders, while bringing untold misery to the men, women, and children his captains imprisoned upon his ships.
When: Thursday 21 July from 5.45pm - 7pm