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Black Tudors : the untold story

By: Kaufmann, Miranda

1786071843 / 9781786071842
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25 cm 376 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black
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Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018A Book of the Year for the Evening Standard and the Observer A black porter publicly whips a white Englishman in the hall of a Gloucestershire manor house.

A Moroccan woman is baptised in a London church. Henry VIII dispatches a Mauritanian diver to salvage lost treasures from the Mary Rose.

From long-forgotten records emerge the remarkable stories of Africans who lived free in Tudor England... They were present at some of the defining moments of the age.

They were christened, married and buried by the Church.

They were paid wages like any other Tudors. The untold stories of the Black Tudors, dazzlingly brought to life by Kaufmann, will transform how we see this most intriguing period of history.


1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 1H Africa, 3JB c 1500 to c 1600, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, HBTB Social & cultural history, JFSL1 Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies, JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography

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