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Kidnapped: A Georgian Adventure

In 1728, 12-year-old James Annesley was snatched from the streets of Dublin and sold into slavery in America - the victim of a wicked uncle hell-bent on stealing his massive inheritance. Dan Cruickshank traces James's astonishing journey from the top table of 18th century society to its murky depths. The story, which helped inspire Robert Louis Stevenson's book Kidnapped, reveals some disturbing home truths that cast a shadow over the century of the Enlightenment.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 12 Aug 2011 01:00

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterDan Cruickshank
PresenterDan Cruickshank
ProducerTim Dunn
ProducerTim Dunn
DirectorTim Dunn
DirectorTim Dunn
Series ProducerMary Sackville-West
Series ProducerMary Sackville-West
Executive ProducerHelen Thomas
Executive ProducerHelen Thomas