24 Apr 2023

The British aristocratic families reckoning with their slave owning past

News Correspondent

The  descendants of some of the country’s biggest slave owners have launched a joint appeal for the Government to apologise – and atone for Britain’s role in slavery – including a programme of restorative justice. The signatories include the current Earl of Harewood.

Symeon Brown went to meet David Lascelles at his stately home – and talked to other families about their historic links to the slave trade – and what should happen now.