Sebastian Coe’s Roots Go Back to Sugar Cane Baron Who Kept 300 Slaves
Lord Coe had no idea that his family roots lay in the Caribbean until he was invited to take part in the BBC's genealogy programme Who Do You Think You Are? His suspicions were confirmed when records showed that his ancestor owned 297 slaves. Their names and ages were listed in an inventory, and together they were valued at £700,000 in today's money.
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