A Respectable Trade Setting & Symbolism

Philippa Gregory
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The Daisy

The slave ship captained by Captained by Captain Lisle and owned by Josiah Cole.

The Lily

The second of Josiah Cole's three ships, the Lily is returning from the West Indies with a load of sugar and rum as the story opens.

The Rose

The third ship owned by Josiah Cole and captained by Captain Smedley, the Rose is off the shore of Africa as the story opens.

Redclift Dock , Bristol

The site of the warehouses of Josiah Cole.

Queens Square

Where Josiah Cole tells Frances Scott he is planning to buy a house.

The Alafin

The name for the king in Old Oyo, he is an elected monarch who rules.

Old Oyo

Where Mehuru lives as the story opens.

Merchant Venturers Company

A closed group of gentleman merchants who are wealthier than those in Josiah Cole's circle, and where Josiah wants to belong.

The Bristol Society for Constitutional Information

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