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The legacy of Penrhyn Castle (Pt 2)
Over the festive period, we bring you some of the best episodes of the year gone by.
How has slavery shaped modern Britain? Today, part two of our look beyond the grand interiors of Penrhyn Castle in northwest Wales, where we discover the dark history its foundations were built on.
This episode was first published in August 2021.
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Guests: - Dr April-Louise Pennant, academic.
- Dr Marian Gwyn, heritage consultant specialising in colonial history.
- Elen Simpson, lead archivist at Bangor University.
Host: Brenna Daldorph.
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