As a child slave Olaudah Equiano was casually given and had to answer to a series of names like Jacob and Michael. When he was first called after Gustavus Vasa
, the sixteenth-century Swedish monarch...
Anna Maria Mackenzie
The story opens during the sixteenth century, in the forests of Dalecarlia (in Swedish Dalarna), whose copper miners supported Gustav Vasa
(in English generally known as Gustavus) in his revolt against Christian II, King of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway