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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. 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 century until the destruction of Algiers in the early 19th centuryHighly recommended my favourite Milton to date

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White Gold

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. 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 centuriesThis book is no exception He brings the story of the million European slaves taken by the Barbary corsairs between the 16th and beginning of the 19th centuries via Thomas Pellow a young cabin boy from Cornwall who kidnapped at 12 would spend 23 years as a slave in the service of Moulay Ismail and subseuent Sultans of Morocco Pellow s story is full of adventure in the grandest sense and gives us a rich and terryfying pi

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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


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

  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

  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

  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 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 di

  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 taken into slavery aged 11 and yet outlived those who were captured along with him even though he was so young The cruel and barbarous treatment of white slaves during this period piued

  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 centuriesThis book is no exception He brings the story of the million European slaves taken

  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 very lively an

  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 Bar

  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 an

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