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Slave he would witness first hand the barbaric splendour of the imperial court as well as experience the daily terror of a cruel regime Gripping immaculately researched and brilliantly realised WHITE GOLD reveals an explosive chapter of popular history told with all the pace and verve of one of our finest historians When I got the book from my parents I was astonished at first Of course I knew about black slaves and the triangular trade but I d never heard of it before that there were so many white slavesThe author manages to make his story very lively and to tell the incredible events in great detail yet excitingI do not understand how it can be that so little is known about the white slave trade The book has given me a new perspective on the history of slaveryI would recommend anyone to read this book Not only is it a very well written book it also stands out for the extraordinary story it tells The Big Golden Book of Poetry regime Gripping immaculately NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW researched and brilliantly Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, realised WHITE GOLD The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) reveals an explosive chapter of popular history told with all the pace and verve of one of our finest historians When I got the book from my parents I was astonished at first Of course I knew about black slaves and the triangular trade but I d never heard of it before that there were so many white slavesThe author manages to make his story very lively and to tell the incredible events in great detail yet excitingI do not understand how it can be that so little is known about the white slave trade The book has given me a new perspective on the history of slaveryI would Homewrecker recommend anyone to Make your own model forts & castles read this book Not only is it a very well written book it also stands out for the extraordinary story it tells

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This is the forgotten story of the million white Europeans snatched from their homes and taken in chains to the great slave markets of North Africa to be sold to the highest bidder Ignored by their own governments and forced to endure the harshest of conditions very few lived to tell the tale Using the firsthand test A riveting multi sourced account of a majorly overlooked era of European history the reasons for which you may make of as you will Also the author provides a fab bibliography of further reading of accounts of the Barbary or White Slave Trade as told by those who were captured and lived or the opinions of their contemporaries and a fantastic introduction to the extraordinary life of Thomas PellowIt was Pellow s sharp and smart nature that led him to follow his uncle on his ship which made slaves of the whole crew but it was also the same strength of character that allowed him to defy all odds his uncle died and most of the crew and become something of a valued slave to Moulay Ismail ruler of Morocco in Meknes and beyond Even his forced apostasy from Christianity to Islam didn t dampen his hopes of returning to England one day even though apostasy was highly frowned upon back then but not might I add to the death He was ordered to marry and his wife bore him a daughter Still he never gave up hope of escape It was practically a miracle that his final journey across mountains swarming with bandits who almost killed him was a success and he made it to the British military camp on Gibraltar It s sad to note on Pellow s return to the little town of Penryn in Cornwall where neither he nor his parents recognised each other which is legit enough he felt rather isolated and alien with Morocco feeling like homeTo be honest I m surprised it s so short considering the amount of information that seems to be left over from the era but then again Pellow s own account is still available as are others including a descendent of his family Captain Edward Pellew who gave Algiers a whupping around 100 years after Thomas Pellow was captured by the Moors causing significant enough damage to the slave city that it led not long after to the complete annihilation of the White Slave Trade by the FrenchMilton s research took him to the very heart of the trade the market in Algiers which is still extant though with I presume zero human cargo today He unveils information about part of Europe s past that is shamefully brushed under the carpet primarily I would take a gander because of the modern European obsession with guilt Interestingly enough the 300 odd years of the White Slave Trade overlapped with the Black Slave Trade and so it isn t particularly surprising in the era of apology that millions of Europeans died at the hands of Muslims and their black slaves and we hardly know the damnedest about it Slavery is slavery and it really doesn t matter where it s coming from only that it s ended which Europe did for both trades conseuently Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury riveting multi sourced account of a majorly overlooked era of European history the How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim reasons for which you may make of as you will Also the author provides a fab bibliography of further The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) reading of accounts of the Barbary or White Slave Trade as told by those who were captured and lived or the opinions of their contemporaries and a fantastic introduction to the extraordinary life of Thomas PellowIt was Pellow s sharp and smart nature that led him to follow his uncle on his ship which made slaves of the whole crew but it was also the same strength of character that allowed him to defy all odds his uncle died and most of the crew and become something of a valued slave to Moulay Ismail Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic ruler of Morocco in Meknes and beyond Even his forced apostasy from Christianity to Islam didn t dampen his hopes of Earthfall (Homecoming, returning to England one day even though apostasy was highly frowned upon back then but not might I add to the death He was ordered to marry and his wife bore him a daughter Still he never gave up hope of escape It was practically a miracle that his final journey across mountains swarming with bandits who almost killed him was a success and he made it to the British military camp on Gibraltar It s sad to note on Pellow s A Daddy for Christmas return to the little town of Penryn in Cornwall where neither he nor his parents Banned in Britain recognised each other which is legit enough he felt Hour of the Beast rather isolated and alien with Morocco feeling like homeTo be honest I m surprised it s so short considering the amount of information that seems to be left over from the era but then again Pellow s own account is still available as are others including a descendent of his family Captain Edward Pellew who gave Algiers a whupping around 100 years after Thomas Pellow was captured by the Moors causing significant enough damage to the slave city that it led not long after to the complete annihilation of the White Slave Trade by the FrenchMilton s Dictionary Of Dreams research took him to the very heart of the trade the market in Algiers which is still extant though with I presume zero human cargo today He unveils information about part of Europe s past that is shamefully brushed under the carpet primarily I would take a gander because of the modern European obsession with guilt Interestingly enough the 300 odd years of the White Slave Trade overlapped with the Black Slave Trade and so it isn t particularly surprising in the era of apology that millions of Europeans died at the hands of Muslims and their black slaves and we hardly know the damnedest about it Slavery is slavery and it The Love of a Latino really doesn t matter where it s coming from only that it s ended which Europe did for both trades conseuently

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Imony of a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow Giles Milton vividly reconstructs a disturbing little known chapter of history Pellow was bought by the tyrannical sultan of Morocco who was constructing an imperial pleasure palace of enormous scale and grandeur built entirely by Christian slave labour As his personal Until reading Giles Milton s book I hadn t realised the extent of White Slave Trade in 18th century Europe and AmericaMoroccan pirates or Corairs were regularly both captury vessels at sea and selling their crews and passengers into slavery or carrying out raids on England s South West coast and kidnapping men women and children for this lucrative tradeThe slaves were treated with great brutality and many died in captivity their only hope of improving their situation was to convert to Islamhowever this made them outcasts and illegiable for ransom by their governmentsRansom was rare as most governments including the Britsh seemed reluctant to intervene in any meaningful wayThis book features the story of eleven year old Thomas Pellow who spent twenty three years in the service of the Morrocan Sultan before escaping back to EnglandTwo things struck me while reading this book firstly at the same time as the British population were urging their government to stop seamen and the costal population being sold into slavery huge profits were being made by British merchants selling slaves from Africa to the new World and sedcondly that today the British goverment are similarly impotent against modern day pirates now operating out of Somalia As they say those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) reconstructs a disturbing little known chapter of history Pellow was bought by the tyrannical sultan of Morocco who was constructing an imperial pleasure palace of enormous scale and grandeur built entirely by Christian slave labour As his personal Until Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic reading Giles Milton s book I hadn t Earthfall (Homecoming, realised the extent of White Slave Trade in 18th century Europe and AmericaMoroccan pirates or Corairs were A Daddy for Christmas regularly both captury vessels at sea and selling their crews and passengers into slavery or carrying out Banned in Britain raids on England s South West coast and kidnapping men women and children for this lucrative tradeThe slaves were treated with great brutality and many died in captivity their only hope of improving their situation was to convert to Islamhowever this made them outcasts and illegiable for Hour of the Beast ransom by their governmentsRansom was Dictionary Of Dreams rare as most governments including the Britsh seemed The Love of a Latino reluctant to intervene in any meaningful wayThis book features the story of eleven year old Thomas Pellow who spent twenty three years in the service of the Morrocan Sultan before escaping back to EnglandTwo things struck me while Other Days, Other Eyes reading this book firstly at the same time as the British population were urging their government to stop seamen and the costal population being sold into slavery huge profits were being made by British merchants selling slaves from Africa to the new World and sedcondly that today the British goverment are similarly impotent against modern day pirates now operating out of Somalia As they say those who do not learn from history are doomed to Deception Island repeat it


10 thoughts on “White Gold

  1. says:

    Initially I was under the impression that this book is a historical novel so I wasted first 20 pages waiting for the novel to start Once I realised it was actually historical non fiction I started really enjoying it Milton unearthenes some little known part of world history and delivers it to us in a very excit

  2. says:

    My thoughts in two words utterly brilliant This should be reuired reading in schools along with learning about the Black Slave Trade I thought this was very well written exceptionally well researched and an engaging read That being said the high amount of descriptions of torture genital mutilation beatings and murder made me a seasoned reader of violent history works put it down at times Although the majority of this book takes place in the

  3. says:

    A riveting multi sourced account of a majorly overlooked era of European history the reasons for which you may make of as you will Also the author provides a fab bibliography of further reading of accounts of the Barbary or White Slave Trade as told by those who were captured and lived or the opinions of their contemporari

  4. says:

    Until reading Giles Milton's book I hadn't realised the extent of White Slave Trade in 18th century Europe and AmericaMoroccan pirates or Corairs were regularly both captury vessels at sea and selling their crew

  5. says:

    This book typically of its author was thoroughly engrossing and a remarkable historical tale I found it fascinating that Thomas Pellow could survive in spite of the adversity of spending 23 years as a slave in Meknes Morocco He was captured and

  6. says:

    Giles Milton is one of my favourite authors bringing history to life with some remarkable personal tales of the people and places involved in some of the most significant yet nevertheless obscure historical events of the last few centuriesThi

  7. says:

    I read this book at a time when I had no plans of travelling to Morocco Having just done so it was an odd combination of events and research needs that made it happen I cannot recommend this book too highlyI'm glad to say that conditions have improved a great deal but Giles Milton captures a sense of the time remarkably well allowing the modern visitor on a rapid culture vulture tour to put things in context

  8. says:

    When I got the book from my parents I was astonished at first Of course I knew about black slaves and the triangular trade but I'd never heard of it before that there were so many white slavesThe author manages to make his story ve

  9. says:

    A fascinating account of one white slave in particular and the white slave trade in general Here's an excellent portrayal of the Barbary Corsairs and their trade in white slaves during the course of the mid 17th

  10. says:

    So as I'm reading the first part of this book about how the Brits and other Europeans were snatched — sometimes right from their homes — and then transported in unthinkably awful conditions to slave pens almost as bad and then sold at auction as slaves all I could think was how remarkably familiar it should all soun

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