Explorer Christopher Columbus (1451–1506) is famed for his 1492 ‘discovery’ of the New World of the Americas on board his ship Santa Maria.

The campaign to end slavery began in the late 18th century. Alongside the work of famous campaigners and formerly enslaved people living in London, one of the key events in the abolition movement was a rebellion on the island of Haiti.

Why did the Caribbean become such a hotbed for piracy?

How were navigation and shipping technology spurred on by the Atlantic trading triangle?

Slave resistance, rebellious colonies and pirates challenged European dominance in the Atlantic.