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Contraband! Smugglers are the stuff of legends – but what was the reality behind the armed gangs and hidden caves of popular imagination? Jayne Shrimpton investigates
Commanders of the slave castles: Nell Darby tells the sorry story of Cape Coast Castle and the men who ran this African fort and others like it
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