Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

3/2/2014

Hollywood villain? No, our slave owning great grandfather was the very model of morality, claim family outraged by Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal in 12 Years A Slave

The respectable southern gentleman with a balding head, straggling white beard and a well-filled but slightly shabby suit hardly looks like the whip-wielding monster of plantation legend. Yet this is William Prince Ford, the Louisiana slave master at the heart of 12 Years A Slave, the blockbuster movie currently packing cinemas in Britain and America. for more click here

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