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Barbary practices

The BBC History Hour podcast details how pirates from North Africa did far more than capture ships and take prisoners in the 18th century. Fuelled partly by Muslim expulsion from Spain, some came ashore in England and kidnapped the inhabitants of whole villages, and sold them to slavery. The subsequent uproar did not extend to enforced slavery of black Africans during this time, which continued apace.




Kings, iPhones and soap

Britain also owes Greece