Event from: Miscellaneous 2017

History Walk: Edward Colston

Why is our city dominated by this man’s legacy?

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Date: , 2017
Time: to
Price: Free/donation
With: Christine Townsend, Mark Steeds, Roger Ball
Series: Miscellaneous 2017
Note: This event was not organised by BRHG.
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Section: Events
Projects: Edward Colston
Subjects: Slavery & Resistance
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11.30am Redcliffe Caves, Phoenix Wharf, Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6SR 

Walk ends at Bristol Cathedral at 1.30pm (approx.)

After popular demand the Countering-Colston group are re-running their recent history walk.

Starting with St Mary Redcliffe church, this walk takes in other historic Diocese of Bristol churches in the city centre where ‘the life and work’ of Edward Colston is still provided religious legitimacy on an annual basis.

Along the way we will share the most recent historical research regarding this man’s involvement with the transatlantic slave trade and discover how the Victorian elite created a ‘cult of Colston’ that is now said to form part of our city’s ‘identity’.

At our final stop, Bristol Cathedral, we discuss how the institutions of the Church of England and the Merchant Venturers collide within the education of our children to promote Colston as a Parable of the Good Samaritan.

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