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BBC Documentaries: Season 2011

2011x138 Kidnapped - A Georgian Adventure
TV-PG

  • 2011-08-10T22:00:00+02:00 on BBC
  • 60 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary, Special Interest

In 1728, 12-year-old James Annesley was snatched from the streets of Dublin and sold into slavery in America - the victim of a wicked uncle hell-bent on stealing his massive inheritance. Dan Cruickshank traces James's astonishing journey from the top table of 18th century society to its murky depths. The story, which helped inspire Robert Louis Stevenson's book Kidnapped, reveals some disturbing home truths that cast a shadow over the century of the Enlightenment.

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