Edward Rushton

Edward Rushton's Story

The story of Edward Rushton, the Liverpool poet and anti-slavery campaigner is being released in weekly instalments, this week, the West Indian Eclogues, one of his first writings on slavery.

Rushton the radical revolutionary poet

A new website has been set up dedicated to reviving interest in Edward Rushton (1756-1814), the great, blind human rights campaigner, poet and writer who, at the age of 19, was blinded while helping slaves.