Cry Freedom Cry Seven Stars
Thomas Clarkson in Bristol, 1987
by Mark Steeds
During 1787 abolitionist Thomas Clarkson started his research into the slave trade in Bristol. This pamphlet looks at how the histories of this pub and the abolition movement are intertwined and also some of the remarkable coincidences that link the name ‘Seven Stars’ with the slave trade.
The 1st edition was published to raise money for the Seven Stars plaque, now completely rewritten and revised it celebrates the completion of the plaque project and launches a new challenge – to make the Seven Stars the first pub to have UNESCO World Heritage status.
Bristol Radical Pamphleteer