New book by Flintshire historian reveals stories of black people in Tudor Britain

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We know what they wore. We know what they ate. We know the details of their monarchs’ sex lives and how they caused seismic changes in our country’s religious and political history.

But what about black Tudors?

Until now, the story of the Africans who lived and died in 16th century England has remained untold, but a new book from Flintshire-based historian Dr Miranda Kauffman aims to change all that by revealing the tales of 10 Africans who made their way through the Tudor and Stuart eras with varying success.

“I’ve always been into the Tudors for as long as I can remember,” says Miranda, 35.

“I grew up in London and have always been interested in travelling and fascinated by the interaction between different cultures around the world. ...




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