London, 1858: a child is dead, a man is blamed, and dragged through hell – why is he persecuted and who is his persecutor?

Ben Gwalchmai’s debut novel Purefinder tells the story of a man making his way through Victorian London, a Gothic thriller and Dantean exploration of London, loss and fraternity; mystery, blood, mud and guts combined. Fictional writings about life in Victorian … Continue reading

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African Rebellion in Jamaica 1760-61: more than a riot

In 1760, 1500 or more enslaved black men and women took advantage of Britain’s Seven Year’s War against France and Spain, to stage a massive uprising in Jamaica, which began on April 7 in the windward parish of St Mary’s … Continue reading

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