Did you know about the Welsh woollen industry’s connection to the transatlantic slave trade? No, me neither. But there is one. You can find out about it here: Welsh Plain It is a fascinating, if horrifying, story. Many of the woollen mills around Wales made this cloth, and it was exported from English ports as well as places like Barmouth (which I don’t associate with exporting anything to the Caribbean).
Having found it, I couldn’t not write it into a book. You’ll find it in Interwoven (pre-order up soon). This book began as a short story, then grew and grew, until it decided to be a full-length novel featuring Daniel Owen.