Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Miranda Kaufmann

Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Miranda Kaufmann

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The untold stories of the Black Tudors (including, but not limited to, black seafarers) dazzlingly brought to life by Kaufmann, will transform how we see this most intriguing period of history.

  • By Miranda Kaufmann

  • Paperback: 384 pages

  • Published by Oneworld Publications; Reprint edition (6 Sept. 2018)

  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.2 x 19 cm

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. 

Just one of our definitive collection of books on Trade, Empire & Migration here at the National Maritime Museum. 


Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018

A Book of the Year for the Evening Standard and the Observer

Miranda Kaufmann is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of London's Institute of Commonwealth Studies. She has appeared on Sky News, the BBC and Al Jazeera, and she's written for The Times, Guardian and BBC History Magazine. + Read more - Show less