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An 18th Century Voyage of Discovery

What do the following have in common?

Goldney Hall in Bristol

Painting of  Goldney Hall:Tony Palmer 1993; coutesy of University of Bristol , Goldney HallA country house bought by Thomas Goldney II, a Bristol merchant, in 1705.


The Voyage of Woodes Rogers

ShipTwo ships leave Bristol in 1708 on a privateering voyage under the captaincy of Woodes Rogers.

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson CrusoeAlexander Selkirk, the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe, was marooned on an island for four years and four months. He was rescued in 1709.


The Slave Trade

SlaveIn 1708 goods from Britain were being traded for slaves in Africa. These slaves were taken and sold in the Caribbean and Americas.

Ironbridge, Shropshire

Iron BridgeCompleted in 1779, this bridge is a symbol of the Industrial Revolution



Go on the 18th Century Voyage of Discovery to discover the links between these five topics.


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