1807 and Tate

Two thousand and seven marks the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, but it is important to note that this did not mean the emancipation of slaves or the end of the institution. Slavery in the Caribbean and other British territories did not end until 1834. In practical terms the 1807 Act prohibited the transport of slaves in British ships, and gave the Royal Navy licence to stop and search the ships of other nations.

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