King Henry of Haiti

Amid the instability of post-revolutionary Haiti, torn between Britain and France, Henry Christophe rose from lowly roots to become its ruler. Paul Clammer remembers his vital role in shaping a new kingdom.

Charted territory: French map of Haiti, 1789William Wilberforce wrote to his fellow abolitionist Zachary Macaulay on January 7th, 1815 about a letter he had received unexpectedly. It weighed 85 ounces, so Wilberforce was relieved that the post office had waived the due postage of nearly £38 in favour of a more modest seven shillings. 

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