Did you know that the patron saint of Ireland wasn’t Irish?
Indeed, St. Patrick grew up in present-day Wales and was kidnapped int
o slavery in Ireland. At least, that’s St. Patrick’s version of the story that he penned in his short autobiography, the Confessio. One historian, however, says that it’s more likely that St. Patrick was a slave trader than a slave.
More on that story along with recommendations of two new historical docuseries in the March 2020 issue of The Throwback, my monthly e-newsletter. Click here to read.