Sold as a Slave


Head to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth to learn about this dramatic tale.

Date: Wed, Nov 28th 2012

Time: 6:30pm

Join best-selling author Giles Milton as he talks about his book White Gold. 

In 1716, Penryn born Thomas Pellow and fifty-one comrades were captured at sea by the Barbary corsairs and taken in chains to the great slave markets of Algiers, Tunis and Salé in Morocco. 

Sold to the sultan of Morocco, for twenty-three years, Thomas would dream of his home and family. He was one of the fortunate few who survived to tell his tale.

Doors & bar open from 6pm

Lecture £8 (Members £7)

Lecture & two-course buffet £18 (Members £16)

Please call 01326 214546 for booking