Oh, dear. They put me on the spot. Statues and Slavery. If you've been following my Yale Trilogy, you'll know that Part One, The Doubtful Diaries of Wicked Mistress Yale, is rooted around Elihu Yale's involvement, on behalf of the English East India Company, in the Indian Ocean Slave Trade during the 1680s. Elihu Yale - the Pub, the Person and … [Read more...] about Statues and slavery – a comment
Spare a thought for poor Catherine Yale! Elihu Yale, Welsh nabob, East India Company merchant adventurer, collector, philanthropist – and slave trader – gave his name to one of the world’s most famous universities. His biography has been written many times, most notably by the American academic, explorer and politician Hiram Bingham. Bingham is … [Read more...] about Catherine Hynmers Yale
The story of Elihu Yale as you've never heard it before! It was a chance meeting. Our local Wrexham MP Ian Lucas asking me if I’d ever thought of writing a story about our local historical celebrity, Elihu Yale. Yale has a very fine and famous tomb in the grounds of St. Giles Parish Church and is taught to Wrexham school kids as the … [Read more...] about It’s here! The Elihu Yale Story!