Black Tudors the untold story



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From long forgotten records, Miranda Kaufmann highlights a series of remarkable stories of Africans who lived free in Tudor England including John Blanke, trumpeter to Henry VIII.

Present at some of the most defining moments of the age, they were christened, married and buried by the church and paid wages like any other Tudor.

Discover the story of the black porter who publicly whipped a white Englishman in the hall of a Manor House or how Henry VIII hired a Mauritanian diver to salvage lost treasure from the sunken Mary Rose.

  • Paperback book.
  • Written by Miranda Kaufmann.

Discover the remarkable stories of Africans who lived free in Tudor England including John Blanke, trumpeter to Henry VIII. Present at some of the defining moments of the age, they partook in the traditional ceremonies of life (christening, marriage and funerals) in Engllish churches and were paid wages like any other Tudor.

Learn about the Moroccan woman baptised in a London Church and the Mauritanian diver who was tasked by Henry VIII to recover treasure from the wreck of the Mary Rose.

  • Contains biographies of 10 Africans in Tudor Britain
  • Written by
  • Paperback book
  • 384 pages
  • ISBN: 9781786073969


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