They’re gonna crown a new King of Canada this week, so let’s do something a bit different ’cause it’s been 70 years since the last coronation thingy.
Today is all about stuff. Throughout its reign, the British Empire stole a lot of it.
How much stuff? Hard to say, for sure. But unless you live under a rock or the Stone of Destiny (stolen too) you can’t miss the growing call for reparation.
Let’s do this!
Today’s newsletter is 382 words, 2 minutes.
A list of the loot
1. 👑Stuff the British Stole is an astounding documentary series. “We peel back the true histories behind those objects – and meet those who want them back.” There’s a podcast too.
2. 🏛️ “We don’t have time to recap the entire history of colonialism and the plunder of antiquities,” said John Oliver, the host of Last Week Tonight. “Honestly, if you’re ever looking for a missing artifact, nine times out of 10 it’s in the British Museum.” YouTube:Museums: Why they contain so many stolen goods
3. 🔥 Vice’s documentary seriesEmpire of Dirt explores the dark side behind the royal family’s wealth.