Dr Spencer Jordan examined the ‘myth’ of Edward Colston as part of his doctoral research into Bristol’s nineteenth-century elite. His book chapter ‘The Myth of Edward Colston: Bristol Docks, the Merchant Elite and the Legitimisation of Authority 1860-1880’ was published in 2013. He teaches creative writing at the University of Nottingham.

Spencer Jordan, ‘The Myth of Edward Colston: Bristol Docks, the Merchant Elite and the Legitimisation of Authority 1860-1880’ in Steve Poole, ed. A City Built Upon the Water: Maritime Bristol 1750-1880 (Bristol: University of the West of England, 2013) RRP: £15.00.

 

 

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