Podcast: Anne Chambers on Peter Howe Browne, Lord Sligo: ‘the Great Leviathan’

Interview by John Dorney with Anne Chambers, the author ‘The Great Leviathan’, on Peter Howe Browne, the Marques of Sligo. First broadcast on the Irish History Show.

We discuss:

  • His family’s background as great landowners in the west of Ireland and plantation owners in the West Indies

  • His young life as a ‘regency buck’

  • His role in Catholic Emancipation in Ireland

  • His tenure as Governor of Jamaica in the 1830s

  • His role in the abolition of slavery and his struggle with the plantation owners in Jamaica.

  • His relevance for today


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