New research on how Sir John Moore made his money reveals a contradictory legacy.
New research on how Sir John Moore made his money reveals a contradictory legacy. The primary source of his wealth, as a London merchant, was the sale of lead mined in the Pennines to customers in England, Europe and Asia. Later in his career he was also linked with the East India Company’s use of slaves in its overseas trading posts and to the Royal African Company’s transport of slaves to the Caribbean. The Foundation recognises the serious ethical issues raised by slavery which are unacceptable to our present values. It will promote an open and honest discussion of these as an essential part of its future activities.
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