May 24, 2017 The Revolution in Sicily – Troops preparing to embark at the Faro Point, Messina, for Calabria, on Saturday evening, Aug. 11 – from a sketch by our special artist Prior to Italian Unification in 1861, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies under Bourbon rule was a signatory of an anti-slavery treaty with Great Britain. The Illustrated London News, 25 August 1860. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.