Royal African Company


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Textual Features Catherine Phillips
Though she stresses her own patriotic loyalty (Britannia's Monarch dear, I own / My Sov'reign under God)
Phillips, Catherine. The Happy King. Privately printed, 1794.
she is as eager to direct the king as such long-past predecessors in the genre...


18 December 1660
The Royal Adventurers (later the Royal African Company ) was founded under the personal patronage of Charles II and James II ; this represented Britain's active engagement with the slave trade.
3 May 1730
Negroes (for the slave trade) were reported scarce in coastal districts near Aunamabo in Africa, owing to a bloody war with their inland neighbours.