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Belle

AuthorPaula Byrne

NarratorMaggie Mash

Duration6h 20m

CategoriesAdult Non-Fiction, History

PublisherW.F. Howes

VersionUnabridged

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This is the story of Dido Belle, whose adoption by an aristocratic family challenged the conventions of 18th century England Dido Belle was the illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy captain and a slave woman, adopted by the Earl of Mansfield. As Lord Chief Justice of England he would preside over the drowning of 142 slaves by a shipping company. This is the story of a family that defied convention, the legal trial that exposed the cruelties of slavery and the woman who challenged notions of race at the highest rank.

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