The Dark Background of the UK’s Greatest Manors | Realms of Dust

VICE Globe Information host Zing Tsjeng examines the amount of of the UK’s precious estate are soaked in colonial and also slave labor links. The solution? A great deal of them.

As soon as an icon of stylish power and also impact, currently these nation estates are gone to by countless vacationers yearly. Yet prowling behind the expensive outsides are heritages of Britain’s colonial past, with numerous constructed or gotten with the earnings of required work. Heritage organisations have actually begun to service study tasks to comprehend real context of these estate.

Your houses themselves have actually represented centuries, allow them stand with a much deeper understanding and also understanding of their – unairbrushed – historic context.

Realms of Dust is a program regarding Europeans obtaining abundant at the expenditure of everybody else. VICE Globe Information host Zing Tsjeng reveals the hideous background of the European colonial realms they don’t teach us in schools. Countries around the world were looted for their treasures, people were oppressed and exploited and European powers relentlessly profited.

The far-reaching repercussions of colonialism are all around us, from our financial institutions to the food we have in our cupboards at home – and it’s about time we took notice.

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How Britain Got China Hooked on Opium

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How the British Empire Exported Homophobia

Should Museums Return Their Stolen Objects?

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