After obtaining the throne, Charles I of England commissioned a new edition of his father's King James Bible. His reprint had major flaws, and the seventh commandment read, "Thou shalt commit adultery." Charles had most of the copies burned.
The Middle Passage: 1699
Date: June, 14th 2013 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Taken from the memoir of James Barbot, the part-owner and “supercargo” of the slave ship The Albion-Frigate, this is an account of the harrowing “middle passage.” It is also a frank look at the slave trade of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.*****
1st Floor Theatre