"He satisfied the Queen and continued the traffic, pretending that it was for the good of the souls of the Africans, as it introduced them to Christianity and civilization."
This is an indicator how Conversion became tool for British Traders towards Human Trafficking in the name of Faith and Civility..
"then there passed by Medianites merchantmen and they drew and lifted up JOSEPH out of the PIT and sold Joseph to the Ishmalites FOR TWENTY PIECES OF SILVER. And they brought Joseph to Egypt.
(ref : Holy Biblle. the book of Genises chaPTER 37 VERSE 28) "
Britan was nowhere in history those days..
now this slavery record is of some 4000 YRS before birth of CHRIST mentioned in the Holy BIBLE.
Then it spreaded to Africa !!
The Slave Trade: Early Roots in Britain
In 1562 John Hawkins, an English navigator, seeing the want of slaves in the West Indies, determined to enter upon the piratical traffic. Several London gentlemen contributed funds liberally for the enterprise. Three ships were provided, and with these and 100 men Hawkins sailed to the coast of Guinea, where, by bribery, deception, treachery, and force, he procured at least 300 negroes and sold them to the Spaniards in Hispaniola, or Santo Domingo, and returned to England with a rich freight of pearls, sugar, and ginger. The nation was shocked by the barbarous traffic, and the Queen (Elizabeth) declared to Hawkins that, " if any of the Africans were carried away without their own consent, it would be detestable, and call down the vengeance of Heaven upon the undertakers." He satisfied the Queen and con ...more