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17th century slave ships

Duration: 04:19

Dr Sam Willis explores the cruel truth about the harsh treatment meted out to slaves on board if their ship sank.

Available since: Mon 2 Dec 2013

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Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History A World Turned Upside Down

2/3 The story of shipwrecks moves into the Georgian age, when Britain ruled the waves.

First broadcast: 09 Dec 2013

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