Black Tudors: The Untold Story

Black Tudors: The Untold Story

A black porter publicly whips a white English gentleman in a Gloucestershire manor house. A heavily pregnant African woman is abandoned on an Indonesian island by Sir Francis Drake. A Mauritanian diver is despatched to salvage lost treasures from the Mary Rose... Miranda Kaufmann reveals the absorbing stories of some of the Africans who lived free in Tudor England. From lo A black porter publicly whips a white English gentleman in a Gloucestershire manor house. A heavily pregnant African woma...

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  • Jennybeast
    Oct 09, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

  • Doug
    Nov 30, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Ingram for allowing me to read the advanced reader copy. This is an interesting look at the lives of Africans in Tudor England. One normally doesn't think of non-whites being present. The author meanders at times, but generally, it's an interesting look at...

    ?Why? Because anyone who assumes that all Africans in British History have been powerless, enslaved victims must be challenged. The Black Tudors actively pursued their own interests and were free to do so.? Interesting history of Africans during the Tudor era, centered on ten pe...

    "Black Tudors: The Untold Story" by Miranda Kaufmann does an excellent job of highlighting the African presence in Britain during Tudor times. With a few exceptions, we know little about their lives since just their names and ethnicity is all that has been recorded about them. But the ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The topic sounds very interesting. However, the book was not as interesting. I used to teach high school English, and my students had to write a research paper every year. Often the students would pick a topic they were interested in and dive into ...

    A really fascinating study of the lives of ten men and women living in Tudor England. Challenges pre-conceptions that Tudor England was just a sea of white faces, or that any black person in England at the time were slaves, or were entirely powerless. This book demonstrates that Africa...

    Someone was telling me today that he likes history books, which I thought was a pretty silly statement- I like *interesting* history books, but there are certainly dull ones. I liked this book - engaging enough for me, on a topic I knew nothing about. (Not hard with history!) Autho...

    Won in the Goodreads Giveaways ...

    So, this book has a lot of good information in it. It's really a small history of Tudor era England that just happens to involve black people. And that's fun. The problem is that the author really seems intent on . . . .I guess making England seem better than it was? The book reads as ...

    For anyone who reads a great deal about Renaissance Europe, the information in this book should be no surprise. This was an age of exploration and discovery. Trade routes were very important and it brought people from all over the world to new ports. The idea countries were insular is ...

    Very interesting book about a topic that too often gets neglected in history, specifically the presence of non-white people in Western Europe during the pre-modern period. Surprise: they were there. Even as far back as the middle ages, and definitely by the 16th and early 17th century....

    Kaufmann's book is eye-opening and an engaging read (though it is also accompanied by scholarly footnotes). She introduces readers to a surprising aspect of English history, namely that prior to the slave trade, there were already hundreds of Africans living and working in England, and...

    This book was fascinating for a number of reasons. It presents the relatively unknown story of Africans living in Tudor England. It documents that there was awareness of Africans as free people, not slaves. It documents that trade with between England and Africa was originally abou...

    OK, 3 stars is a bit low for something that an awful lot of work had gone into, but I bought it for the secondary school library where I work, imagining that it might be useful for studying the Tudors, particularly as our students are a very diverse bunch. It is however very scholarly ...

    Marvelously detailed look into relations between England and African peoples, as well as the lives of Africans living in England. Gives insight not only into the broad sweep of events, but individual lives, before the trade in enslaved Africans emerged. Appears to be well-researched. L...

    This book is insanely well-researched. The notes and bibliography run about a hundred pages--and it's only a selected bibliography! Unfortunately, despite all of the research Kaufmann did, there just isn't a lot of detailed information on the lives of Black Tudors so there's a lot of s...

    A fantastic history that examines the lives of these Tudor peoples and challenges the idea that England was uniformly white in composition. Kaufmann is a historical detective, finding bits and pieces of these folks' lives and demonstrating how they were a part of history. Not only do w...

    This is ok as an introduction to the subject but it doesn?t compete with Peter Fryer?s Staying Power. I was actually bored and fascinated in equal measure by this book, the author has a tendency to go into long detail about contextual matters and related subjects alongside gues...

    This was an ARC Goodreads.com giveaway. Kaufmann has published a version of her dissertation. It's a scholarly work. A fourth of the book consists of the end notes. She looks at specific people living in Tudor England. When details about the individuals are limited she fills in gaps by...

  • Kate
    Jan 22, 2018

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Ingram for allowing me to read the advanced reader copy. This is an interesting look at the lives of Africans in Tudor England. One normally doesn't think of non-whites being present. The author meanders at times, but generally, it's an interesting look at...

    ?Why? Because anyone who assumes that all Africans in British History have been powerless, enslaved victims must be challenged. The Black Tudors actively pursued their own interests and were free to do so.? Interesting history of Africans during the Tudor era, centered on ten pe...

  • Jasper
    Jan 07, 2018

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Ingram for allowing me to read the advanced reader copy. This is an interesting look at the lives of Africans in Tudor England. One normally doesn't think of non-whites being present. The author meanders at times, but generally, it's an interesting look at...

    ?Why? Because anyone who assumes that all Africans in British History have been powerless, enslaved victims must be challenged. The Black Tudors actively pursued their own interests and were free to do so.? Interesting history of Africans during the Tudor era, centered on ten pe...

    "Black Tudors: The Untold Story" by Miranda Kaufmann does an excellent job of highlighting the African presence in Britain during Tudor times. With a few exceptions, we know little about their lives since just their names and ethnicity is all that has been recorded about them. But the ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The topic sounds very interesting. However, the book was not as interesting. I used to teach high school English, and my students had to write a research paper every year. Often the students would pick a topic they were interested in and dive into ...

    A really fascinating study of the lives of ten men and women living in Tudor England. Challenges pre-conceptions that Tudor England was just a sea of white faces, or that any black person in England at the time were slaves, or were entirely powerless. This book demonstrates that Africa...

    Someone was telling me today that he likes history books, which I thought was a pretty silly statement- I like *interesting* history books, but there are certainly dull ones. I liked this book - engaging enough for me, on a topic I knew nothing about. (Not hard with history!) Autho...

    Won in the Goodreads Giveaways ...

    So, this book has a lot of good information in it. It's really a small history of Tudor era England that just happens to involve black people. And that's fun. The problem is that the author really seems intent on . . . .I guess making England seem better than it was? The book reads as ...

    For anyone who reads a great deal about Renaissance Europe, the information in this book should be no surprise. This was an age of exploration and discovery. Trade routes were very important and it brought people from all over the world to new ports. The idea countries were insular is ...

    Very interesting book about a topic that too often gets neglected in history, specifically the presence of non-white people in Western Europe during the pre-modern period. Surprise: they were there. Even as far back as the middle ages, and definitely by the 16th and early 17th century....

    Kaufmann's book is eye-opening and an engaging read (though it is also accompanied by scholarly footnotes). She introduces readers to a surprising aspect of English history, namely that prior to the slave trade, there were already hundreds of Africans living and working in England, and...

    This book was fascinating for a number of reasons. It presents the relatively unknown story of Africans living in Tudor England. It documents that there was awareness of Africans as free people, not slaves. It documents that trade with between England and Africa was originally abou...

    OK, 3 stars is a bit low for something that an awful lot of work had gone into, but I bought it for the secondary school library where I work, imagining that it might be useful for studying the Tudors, particularly as our students are a very diverse bunch. It is however very scholarly ...

    Marvelously detailed look into relations between England and African peoples, as well as the lives of Africans living in England. Gives insight not only into the broad sweep of events, but individual lives, before the trade in enslaved Africans emerged. Appears to be well-researched. L...

    This book is insanely well-researched. The notes and bibliography run about a hundred pages--and it's only a selected bibliography! Unfortunately, despite all of the research Kaufmann did, there just isn't a lot of detailed information on the lives of Black Tudors so there's a lot of s...

    A fantastic history that examines the lives of these Tudor peoples and challenges the idea that England was uniformly white in composition. Kaufmann is a historical detective, finding bits and pieces of these folks' lives and demonstrating how they were a part of history. Not only do w...

    This is ok as an introduction to the subject but it doesn?t compete with Peter Fryer?s Staying Power. I was actually bored and fascinated in equal measure by this book, the author has a tendency to go into long detail about contextual matters and related subjects alongside gues...

  • Kevin
    Jan 26, 2018

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Ingram for allowing me to read the advanced reader copy. This is an interesting look at the lives of Africans in Tudor England. One normally doesn't think of non-whites being present. The author meanders at times, but generally, it's an interesting look at...

    ?Why? Because anyone who assumes that all Africans in British History have been powerless, enslaved victims must be challenged. The Black Tudors actively pursued their own interests and were free to do so.? Interesting history of Africans during the Tudor era, centered on ten pe...

    "Black Tudors: The Untold Story" by Miranda Kaufmann does an excellent job of highlighting the African presence in Britain during Tudor times. With a few exceptions, we know little about their lives since just their names and ethnicity is all that has been recorded about them. But the ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The topic sounds very interesting. However, the book was not as interesting. I used to teach high school English, and my students had to write a research paper every year. Often the students would pick a topic they were interested in and dive into ...

  • Lois Clark-Johnston
    Dec 27, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

  • Petra X
    Nov 05, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

  • Unwisely
    Jan 02, 2018

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Ingram for allowing me to read the advanced reader copy. This is an interesting look at the lives of Africans in Tudor England. One normally doesn't think of non-whites being present. The author meanders at times, but generally, it's an interesting look at...

    ?Why? Because anyone who assumes that all Africans in British History have been powerless, enslaved victims must be challenged. The Black Tudors actively pursued their own interests and were free to do so.? Interesting history of Africans during the Tudor era, centered on ten pe...

    "Black Tudors: The Untold Story" by Miranda Kaufmann does an excellent job of highlighting the African presence in Britain during Tudor times. With a few exceptions, we know little about their lives since just their names and ethnicity is all that has been recorded about them. But the ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The topic sounds very interesting. However, the book was not as interesting. I used to teach high school English, and my students had to write a research paper every year. Often the students would pick a topic they were interested in and dive into ...

    A really fascinating study of the lives of ten men and women living in Tudor England. Challenges pre-conceptions that Tudor England was just a sea of white faces, or that any black person in England at the time were slaves, or were entirely powerless. This book demonstrates that Africa...

    Someone was telling me today that he likes history books, which I thought was a pretty silly statement- I like *interesting* history books, but there are certainly dull ones. I liked this book - engaging enough for me, on a topic I knew nothing about. (Not hard with history!) Autho...

  • Ashley
    Jul 23, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

  • Jenny
    Aug 28, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Ingram for allowing me to read the advanced reader copy. This is an interesting look at the lives of Africans in Tudor England. One normally doesn't think of non-whites being present. The author meanders at times, but generally, it's an interesting look at...

  • Andrew
    Nov 22, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Ingram for allowing me to read the advanced reader copy. This is an interesting look at the lives of Africans in Tudor England. One normally doesn't think of non-whites being present. The author meanders at times, but generally, it's an interesting look at...

    ?Why? Because anyone who assumes that all Africans in British History have been powerless, enslaved victims must be challenged. The Black Tudors actively pursued their own interests and were free to do so.? Interesting history of Africans during the Tudor era, centered on ten pe...

    "Black Tudors: The Untold Story" by Miranda Kaufmann does an excellent job of highlighting the African presence in Britain during Tudor times. With a few exceptions, we know little about their lives since just their names and ethnicity is all that has been recorded about them. But the ...

  • Sarah Wagner
    Oct 22, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

  • Micah
    Dec 31, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Ingram for allowing me to read the advanced reader copy. This is an interesting look at the lives of Africans in Tudor England. One normally doesn't think of non-whites being present. The author meanders at times, but generally, it's an interesting look at...

    ?Why? Because anyone who assumes that all Africans in British History have been powerless, enslaved victims must be challenged. The Black Tudors actively pursued their own interests and were free to do so.? Interesting history of Africans during the Tudor era, centered on ten pe...

    "Black Tudors: The Untold Story" by Miranda Kaufmann does an excellent job of highlighting the African presence in Britain during Tudor times. With a few exceptions, we know little about their lives since just their names and ethnicity is all that has been recorded about them. But the ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The topic sounds very interesting. However, the book was not as interesting. I used to teach high school English, and my students had to write a research paper every year. Often the students would pick a topic they were interested in and dive into ...

    A really fascinating study of the lives of ten men and women living in Tudor England. Challenges pre-conceptions that Tudor England was just a sea of white faces, or that any black person in England at the time were slaves, or were entirely powerless. This book demonstrates that Africa...

    Someone was telling me today that he likes history books, which I thought was a pretty silly statement- I like *interesting* history books, but there are certainly dull ones. I liked this book - engaging enough for me, on a topic I knew nothing about. (Not hard with history!) Autho...

    Won in the Goodreads Giveaways ...

    So, this book has a lot of good information in it. It's really a small history of Tudor era England that just happens to involve black people. And that's fun. The problem is that the author really seems intent on . . . .I guess making England seem better than it was? The book reads as ...

  • Joss
    Jan 28, 2018

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Ingram for allowing me to read the advanced reader copy. This is an interesting look at the lives of Africans in Tudor England. One normally doesn't think of non-whites being present. The author meanders at times, but generally, it's an interesting look at...

    ?Why? Because anyone who assumes that all Africans in British History have been powerless, enslaved victims must be challenged. The Black Tudors actively pursued their own interests and were free to do so.? Interesting history of Africans during the Tudor era, centered on ten pe...

    "Black Tudors: The Untold Story" by Miranda Kaufmann does an excellent job of highlighting the African presence in Britain during Tudor times. With a few exceptions, we know little about their lives since just their names and ethnicity is all that has been recorded about them. But the ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The topic sounds very interesting. However, the book was not as interesting. I used to teach high school English, and my students had to write a research paper every year. Often the students would pick a topic they were interested in and dive into ...

    A really fascinating study of the lives of ten men and women living in Tudor England. Challenges pre-conceptions that Tudor England was just a sea of white faces, or that any black person in England at the time were slaves, or were entirely powerless. This book demonstrates that Africa...

    Someone was telling me today that he likes history books, which I thought was a pretty silly statement- I like *interesting* history books, but there are certainly dull ones. I liked this book - engaging enough for me, on a topic I knew nothing about. (Not hard with history!) Autho...

    Won in the Goodreads Giveaways ...

    So, this book has a lot of good information in it. It's really a small history of Tudor era England that just happens to involve black people. And that's fun. The problem is that the author really seems intent on . . . .I guess making England seem better than it was? The book reads as ...

    For anyone who reads a great deal about Renaissance Europe, the information in this book should be no surprise. This was an age of exploration and discovery. Trade routes were very important and it brought people from all over the world to new ports. The idea countries were insular is ...

    Very interesting book about a topic that too often gets neglected in history, specifically the presence of non-white people in Western Europe during the pre-modern period. Surprise: they were there. Even as far back as the middle ages, and definitely by the 16th and early 17th century....

    Kaufmann's book is eye-opening and an engaging read (though it is also accompanied by scholarly footnotes). She introduces readers to a surprising aspect of English history, namely that prior to the slave trade, there were already hundreds of Africans living and working in England, and...

    This book was fascinating for a number of reasons. It presents the relatively unknown story of Africans living in Tudor England. It documents that there was awareness of Africans as free people, not slaves. It documents that trade with between England and Africa was originally abou...

    OK, 3 stars is a bit low for something that an awful lot of work had gone into, but I bought it for the secondary school library where I work, imagining that it might be useful for studying the Tudors, particularly as our students are a very diverse bunch. It is however very scholarly ...

  • Amanda
    Dec 09, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Ingram for allowing me to read the advanced reader copy. This is an interesting look at the lives of Africans in Tudor England. One normally doesn't think of non-whites being present. The author meanders at times, but generally, it's an interesting look at...

    ?Why? Because anyone who assumes that all Africans in British History have been powerless, enslaved victims must be challenged. The Black Tudors actively pursued their own interests and were free to do so.? Interesting history of Africans during the Tudor era, centered on ten pe...

    "Black Tudors: The Untold Story" by Miranda Kaufmann does an excellent job of highlighting the African presence in Britain during Tudor times. With a few exceptions, we know little about their lives since just their names and ethnicity is all that has been recorded about them. But the ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The topic sounds very interesting. However, the book was not as interesting. I used to teach high school English, and my students had to write a research paper every year. Often the students would pick a topic they were interested in and dive into ...

    A really fascinating study of the lives of ten men and women living in Tudor England. Challenges pre-conceptions that Tudor England was just a sea of white faces, or that any black person in England at the time were slaves, or were entirely powerless. This book demonstrates that Africa...

    Someone was telling me today that he likes history books, which I thought was a pretty silly statement- I like *interesting* history books, but there are certainly dull ones. I liked this book - engaging enough for me, on a topic I knew nothing about. (Not hard with history!) Autho...

    Won in the Goodreads Giveaways ...

    So, this book has a lot of good information in it. It's really a small history of Tudor era England that just happens to involve black people. And that's fun. The problem is that the author really seems intent on . . . .I guess making England seem better than it was? The book reads as ...

    For anyone who reads a great deal about Renaissance Europe, the information in this book should be no surprise. This was an age of exploration and discovery. Trade routes were very important and it brought people from all over the world to new ports. The idea countries were insular is ...

    Very interesting book about a topic that too often gets neglected in history, specifically the presence of non-white people in Western Europe during the pre-modern period. Surprise: they were there. Even as far back as the middle ages, and definitely by the 16th and early 17th century....

    Kaufmann's book is eye-opening and an engaging read (though it is also accompanied by scholarly footnotes). She introduces readers to a surprising aspect of English history, namely that prior to the slave trade, there were already hundreds of Africans living and working in England, and...

    This book was fascinating for a number of reasons. It presents the relatively unknown story of Africans living in Tudor England. It documents that there was awareness of Africans as free people, not slaves. It documents that trade with between England and Africa was originally abou...

    OK, 3 stars is a bit low for something that an awful lot of work had gone into, but I bought it for the secondary school library where I work, imagining that it might be useful for studying the Tudors, particularly as our students are a very diverse bunch. It is however very scholarly ...

    Marvelously detailed look into relations between England and African peoples, as well as the lives of Africans living in England. Gives insight not only into the broad sweep of events, but individual lives, before the trade in enslaved Africans emerged. Appears to be well-researched. L...

    This book is insanely well-researched. The notes and bibliography run about a hundred pages--and it's only a selected bibliography! Unfortunately, despite all of the research Kaufmann did, there just isn't a lot of detailed information on the lives of Black Tudors so there's a lot of s...

  • Dee Halzack
    Nov 22, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Ingram for allowing me to read the advanced reader copy. This is an interesting look at the lives of Africans in Tudor England. One normally doesn't think of non-whites being present. The author meanders at times, but generally, it's an interesting look at...

    ?Why? Because anyone who assumes that all Africans in British History have been powerless, enslaved victims must be challenged. The Black Tudors actively pursued their own interests and were free to do so.? Interesting history of Africans during the Tudor era, centered on ten pe...

    "Black Tudors: The Untold Story" by Miranda Kaufmann does an excellent job of highlighting the African presence in Britain during Tudor times. With a few exceptions, we know little about their lives since just their names and ethnicity is all that has been recorded about them. But the ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The topic sounds very interesting. However, the book was not as interesting. I used to teach high school English, and my students had to write a research paper every year. Often the students would pick a topic they were interested in and dive into ...

    A really fascinating study of the lives of ten men and women living in Tudor England. Challenges pre-conceptions that Tudor England was just a sea of white faces, or that any black person in England at the time were slaves, or were entirely powerless. This book demonstrates that Africa...

    Someone was telling me today that he likes history books, which I thought was a pretty silly statement- I like *interesting* history books, but there are certainly dull ones. I liked this book - engaging enough for me, on a topic I knew nothing about. (Not hard with history!) Autho...

    Won in the Goodreads Giveaways ...

    So, this book has a lot of good information in it. It's really a small history of Tudor era England that just happens to involve black people. And that's fun. The problem is that the author really seems intent on . . . .I guess making England seem better than it was? The book reads as ...

    For anyone who reads a great deal about Renaissance Europe, the information in this book should be no surprise. This was an age of exploration and discovery. Trade routes were very important and it brought people from all over the world to new ports. The idea countries were insular is ...

    Very interesting book about a topic that too often gets neglected in history, specifically the presence of non-white people in Western Europe during the pre-modern period. Surprise: they were there. Even as far back as the middle ages, and definitely by the 16th and early 17th century....

    Kaufmann's book is eye-opening and an engaging read (though it is also accompanied by scholarly footnotes). She introduces readers to a surprising aspect of English history, namely that prior to the slave trade, there were already hundreds of Africans living and working in England, and...

    This book was fascinating for a number of reasons. It presents the relatively unknown story of Africans living in Tudor England. It documents that there was awareness of Africans as free people, not slaves. It documents that trade with between England and Africa was originally abou...

  • J.A. Ironside
    Sep 11, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

  • K.J. Charles
    Oct 15, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

  • Leanda Lisle
    Nov 04, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

  • The Irregular Reader
    Sep 05, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

  • Sara
    Feb 11, 2018

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Ingram for allowing me to read the advanced reader copy. This is an interesting look at the lives of Africans in Tudor England. One normally doesn't think of non-whites being present. The author meanders at times, but generally, it's an interesting look at...

    ?Why? Because anyone who assumes that all Africans in British History have been powerless, enslaved victims must be challenged. The Black Tudors actively pursued their own interests and were free to do so.? Interesting history of Africans during the Tudor era, centered on ten pe...

    "Black Tudors: The Untold Story" by Miranda Kaufmann does an excellent job of highlighting the African presence in Britain during Tudor times. With a few exceptions, we know little about their lives since just their names and ethnicity is all that has been recorded about them. But the ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The topic sounds very interesting. However, the book was not as interesting. I used to teach high school English, and my students had to write a research paper every year. Often the students would pick a topic they were interested in and dive into ...

    A really fascinating study of the lives of ten men and women living in Tudor England. Challenges pre-conceptions that Tudor England was just a sea of white faces, or that any black person in England at the time were slaves, or were entirely powerless. This book demonstrates that Africa...

    Someone was telling me today that he likes history books, which I thought was a pretty silly statement- I like *interesting* history books, but there are certainly dull ones. I liked this book - engaging enough for me, on a topic I knew nothing about. (Not hard with history!) Autho...

    Won in the Goodreads Giveaways ...

    So, this book has a lot of good information in it. It's really a small history of Tudor era England that just happens to involve black people. And that's fun. The problem is that the author really seems intent on . . . .I guess making England seem better than it was? The book reads as ...

    For anyone who reads a great deal about Renaissance Europe, the information in this book should be no surprise. This was an age of exploration and discovery. Trade routes were very important and it brought people from all over the world to new ports. The idea countries were insular is ...

  • Nefertari
    Nov 28, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Ingram for allowing me to read the advanced reader copy. This is an interesting look at the lives of Africans in Tudor England. One normally doesn't think of non-whites being present. The author meanders at times, but generally, it's an interesting look at...

    ?Why? Because anyone who assumes that all Africans in British History have been powerless, enslaved victims must be challenged. The Black Tudors actively pursued their own interests and were free to do so.? Interesting history of Africans during the Tudor era, centered on ten pe...

    "Black Tudors: The Untold Story" by Miranda Kaufmann does an excellent job of highlighting the African presence in Britain during Tudor times. With a few exceptions, we know little about their lives since just their names and ethnicity is all that has been recorded about them. But the ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The topic sounds very interesting. However, the book was not as interesting. I used to teach high school English, and my students had to write a research paper every year. Often the students would pick a topic they were interested in and dive into ...

    A really fascinating study of the lives of ten men and women living in Tudor England. Challenges pre-conceptions that Tudor England was just a sea of white faces, or that any black person in England at the time were slaves, or were entirely powerless. This book demonstrates that Africa...

    Someone was telling me today that he likes history books, which I thought was a pretty silly statement- I like *interesting* history books, but there are certainly dull ones. I liked this book - engaging enough for me, on a topic I knew nothing about. (Not hard with history!) Autho...

    Won in the Goodreads Giveaways ...

    So, this book has a lot of good information in it. It's really a small history of Tudor era England that just happens to involve black people. And that's fun. The problem is that the author really seems intent on . . . .I guess making England seem better than it was? The book reads as ...

    For anyone who reads a great deal about Renaissance Europe, the information in this book should be no surprise. This was an age of exploration and discovery. Trade routes were very important and it brought people from all over the world to new ports. The idea countries were insular is ...

    Very interesting book about a topic that too often gets neglected in history, specifically the presence of non-white people in Western Europe during the pre-modern period. Surprise: they were there. Even as far back as the middle ages, and definitely by the 16th and early 17th century....

    Kaufmann's book is eye-opening and an engaging read (though it is also accompanied by scholarly footnotes). She introduces readers to a surprising aspect of English history, namely that prior to the slave trade, there were already hundreds of Africans living and working in England, and...

    This book was fascinating for a number of reasons. It presents the relatively unknown story of Africans living in Tudor England. It documents that there was awareness of Africans as free people, not slaves. It documents that trade with between England and Africa was originally abou...

    OK, 3 stars is a bit low for something that an awful lot of work had gone into, but I bought it for the secondary school library where I work, imagining that it might be useful for studying the Tudors, particularly as our students are a very diverse bunch. It is however very scholarly ...

    Marvelously detailed look into relations between England and African peoples, as well as the lives of Africans living in England. Gives insight not only into the broad sweep of events, but individual lives, before the trade in enslaved Africans emerged. Appears to be well-researched. L...

    This book is insanely well-researched. The notes and bibliography run about a hundred pages--and it's only a selected bibliography! Unfortunately, despite all of the research Kaufmann did, there just isn't a lot of detailed information on the lives of Black Tudors so there's a lot of s...

    A fantastic history that examines the lives of these Tudor peoples and challenges the idea that England was uniformly white in composition. Kaufmann is a historical detective, finding bits and pieces of these folks' lives and demonstrating how they were a part of history. Not only do w...

  • Susan Lynx
    Dec 22, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Ingram for allowing me to read the advanced reader copy. This is an interesting look at the lives of Africans in Tudor England. One normally doesn't think of non-whites being present. The author meanders at times, but generally, it's an interesting look at...

    ?Why? Because anyone who assumes that all Africans in British History have been powerless, enslaved victims must be challenged. The Black Tudors actively pursued their own interests and were free to do so.? Interesting history of Africans during the Tudor era, centered on ten pe...

    "Black Tudors: The Untold Story" by Miranda Kaufmann does an excellent job of highlighting the African presence in Britain during Tudor times. With a few exceptions, we know little about their lives since just their names and ethnicity is all that has been recorded about them. But the ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The topic sounds very interesting. However, the book was not as interesting. I used to teach high school English, and my students had to write a research paper every year. Often the students would pick a topic they were interested in and dive into ...

    A really fascinating study of the lives of ten men and women living in Tudor England. Challenges pre-conceptions that Tudor England was just a sea of white faces, or that any black person in England at the time were slaves, or were entirely powerless. This book demonstrates that Africa...

    Someone was telling me today that he likes history books, which I thought was a pretty silly statement- I like *interesting* history books, but there are certainly dull ones. I liked this book - engaging enough for me, on a topic I knew nothing about. (Not hard with history!) Autho...

    Won in the Goodreads Giveaways ...

    So, this book has a lot of good information in it. It's really a small history of Tudor era England that just happens to involve black people. And that's fun. The problem is that the author really seems intent on . . . .I guess making England seem better than it was? The book reads as ...

    For anyone who reads a great deal about Renaissance Europe, the information in this book should be no surprise. This was an age of exploration and discovery. Trade routes were very important and it brought people from all over the world to new ports. The idea countries were insular is ...

    Very interesting book about a topic that too often gets neglected in history, specifically the presence of non-white people in Western Europe during the pre-modern period. Surprise: they were there. Even as far back as the middle ages, and definitely by the 16th and early 17th century....

    Kaufmann's book is eye-opening and an engaging read (though it is also accompanied by scholarly footnotes). She introduces readers to a surprising aspect of English history, namely that prior to the slave trade, there were already hundreds of Africans living and working in England, and...

    This book was fascinating for a number of reasons. It presents the relatively unknown story of Africans living in Tudor England. It documents that there was awareness of Africans as free people, not slaves. It documents that trade with between England and Africa was originally abou...

    OK, 3 stars is a bit low for something that an awful lot of work had gone into, but I bought it for the secondary school library where I work, imagining that it might be useful for studying the Tudors, particularly as our students are a very diverse bunch. It is however very scholarly ...

    Marvelously detailed look into relations between England and African peoples, as well as the lives of Africans living in England. Gives insight not only into the broad sweep of events, but individual lives, before the trade in enslaved Africans emerged. Appears to be well-researched. L...

  • Miriam Smith
    Oct 28, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Ingram for allowing me to read the advanced reader copy. This is an interesting look at the lives of Africans in Tudor England. One normally doesn't think of non-whites being present. The author meanders at times, but generally, it's an interesting look at...

    ?Why? Because anyone who assumes that all Africans in British History have been powerless, enslaved victims must be challenged. The Black Tudors actively pursued their own interests and were free to do so.? Interesting history of Africans during the Tudor era, centered on ten pe...

    "Black Tudors: The Untold Story" by Miranda Kaufmann does an excellent job of highlighting the African presence in Britain during Tudor times. With a few exceptions, we know little about their lives since just their names and ethnicity is all that has been recorded about them. But the ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The topic sounds very interesting. However, the book was not as interesting. I used to teach high school English, and my students had to write a research paper every year. Often the students would pick a topic they were interested in and dive into ...

    A really fascinating study of the lives of ten men and women living in Tudor England. Challenges pre-conceptions that Tudor England was just a sea of white faces, or that any black person in England at the time were slaves, or were entirely powerless. This book demonstrates that Africa...

    Someone was telling me today that he likes history books, which I thought was a pretty silly statement- I like *interesting* history books, but there are certainly dull ones. I liked this book - engaging enough for me, on a topic I knew nothing about. (Not hard with history!) Autho...

    Won in the Goodreads Giveaways ...

  • Nathen Amin
    Oct 05, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

  • G. Lawrence
    Nov 04, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Ingram for allowing me to read the advanced reader copy. This is an interesting look at the lives of Africans in Tudor England. One normally doesn't think of non-whites being present. The author meanders at times, but generally, it's an interesting look at...

    ?Why? Because anyone who assumes that all Africans in British History have been powerless, enslaved victims must be challenged. The Black Tudors actively pursued their own interests and were free to do so.? Interesting history of Africans during the Tudor era, centered on ten pe...

    "Black Tudors: The Untold Story" by Miranda Kaufmann does an excellent job of highlighting the African presence in Britain during Tudor times. With a few exceptions, we know little about their lives since just their names and ethnicity is all that has been recorded about them. But the ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The topic sounds very interesting. However, the book was not as interesting. I used to teach high school English, and my students had to write a research paper every year. Often the students would pick a topic they were interested in and dive into ...

    A really fascinating study of the lives of ten men and women living in Tudor England. Challenges pre-conceptions that Tudor England was just a sea of white faces, or that any black person in England at the time were slaves, or were entirely powerless. This book demonstrates that Africa...

  • Irene Headley
    Nov 18, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

  • Jen Grogan
    Nov 26, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Ingram for allowing me to read the advanced reader copy. This is an interesting look at the lives of Africans in Tudor England. One normally doesn't think of non-whites being present. The author meanders at times, but generally, it's an interesting look at...

    ?Why? Because anyone who assumes that all Africans in British History have been powerless, enslaved victims must be challenged. The Black Tudors actively pursued their own interests and were free to do so.? Interesting history of Africans during the Tudor era, centered on ten pe...

    "Black Tudors: The Untold Story" by Miranda Kaufmann does an excellent job of highlighting the African presence in Britain during Tudor times. With a few exceptions, we know little about their lives since just their names and ethnicity is all that has been recorded about them. But the ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The topic sounds very interesting. However, the book was not as interesting. I used to teach high school English, and my students had to write a research paper every year. Often the students would pick a topic they were interested in and dive into ...

    A really fascinating study of the lives of ten men and women living in Tudor England. Challenges pre-conceptions that Tudor England was just a sea of white faces, or that any black person in England at the time were slaves, or were entirely powerless. This book demonstrates that Africa...

    Someone was telling me today that he likes history books, which I thought was a pretty silly statement- I like *interesting* history books, but there are certainly dull ones. I liked this book - engaging enough for me, on a topic I knew nothing about. (Not hard with history!) Autho...

    Won in the Goodreads Giveaways ...

    So, this book has a lot of good information in it. It's really a small history of Tudor era England that just happens to involve black people. And that's fun. The problem is that the author really seems intent on . . . .I guess making England seem better than it was? The book reads as ...

    For anyone who reads a great deal about Renaissance Europe, the information in this book should be no surprise. This was an age of exploration and discovery. Trade routes were very important and it brought people from all over the world to new ports. The idea countries were insular is ...

    Very interesting book about a topic that too often gets neglected in history, specifically the presence of non-white people in Western Europe during the pre-modern period. Surprise: they were there. Even as far back as the middle ages, and definitely by the 16th and early 17th century....

  • Cat
    Aug 05, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

  • John Newton
    Dec 17, 2017

    There are 13 other reviews of this book, which isn't published yet, so all of us read freebies or arcs. Everyone else 4 or 5 starred it. 5 reviewers 'forgot' to mention it was a freebie which are provided in exchange for a review usually. I used to write to GR about this as it is a leg...

    What an extraordinary, revelatory book. The author has gone through the minutiae of parish registers and legal records to reconstruct the stories of Africans living in Tudor England, on the way revealing just how many there were. It's a staggering demonstration of how much history has ...

    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I once heard a radio interview about a Dickens novel adapted for stage where the lead role was played by a black man. The interviewer suggested that this was an interesting choice considering the time period in which it was ...

    Black Tudors by Dr Miranda Kaufmann is an ambitious book loaded with little-known Tudor trivia that has long been overdue in the study of 16th century England, and fortunately for the future of this little-explored topic, the result is a fascinating production of the utmost quality tha...

    I will hold back, for now, on the Scottish trumpeteer who worked in international espionage, and the ecstatic user of a Tudor dildo, who ?With Oh, and Oh.. itching moves her hips/And to and fro full lightly starts and skips ?. Suffice it to say that any fears that Kauffamn?s that...

    It is said that history is written by the winners. While that is certainly true, the more insidious fact is that history is written by those who hold the pen. What this means in a practical sense is that those with little power, and little influence?whether or not they ?won??ar...

    This book discusses the lives of black people in Tudor England, contradicting the assumption that they were not a part of English history at this time. The author attempts to tell the story of several individuals, and in so doing shed light on the variety of occupations and roles held ...

    I have read several outstanding books about everyday Tudor lives recently, and I'm delighted to add this one to my bookshelf. Solid and exhaustive research that makes excellent arguments not only for the presence of Africans in the everyday Tudor landscape but also their status as free...

    I am somewhat conflicted about this book. It was absolutely fascinating. The information was great, and I enjoyed a lot of the little details, especially the ones about the court records. HOWEVER. Firstly, once you get into the 1620s, I am not really sure you can call them 'Black...

    *I received this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.* I had never really given much thought to Africans living in Tudor England, but I'm glad this book introduced me to a few of their incredibly varied lives. In addition to highlighting less prominent historical figures, this...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! What little info I'm able to cross check is valid. Perspective is white British but content is fascinating. ...

    History buffs should enjoy this book. I never really gave much thought to blacks being in Europe before the 19th century. Not sure why exactly...I guess because they traveled with masters from the US and I remember some sued for freedom in some countries. Well, it was interesting to re...

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Ingram for allowing me to read the advanced reader copy. This is an interesting look at the lives of Africans in Tudor England. One normally doesn't think of non-whites being present. The author meanders at times, but generally, it's an interesting look at...

    ?Why? Because anyone who assumes that all Africans in British History have been powerless, enslaved victims must be challenged. The Black Tudors actively pursued their own interests and were free to do so.? Interesting history of Africans during the Tudor era, centered on ten pe...

    "Black Tudors: The Untold Story" by Miranda Kaufmann does an excellent job of highlighting the African presence in Britain during Tudor times. With a few exceptions, we know little about their lives since just their names and ethnicity is all that has been recorded about them. But the ...

    I really wanted to like this book. The topic sounds very interesting. However, the book was not as interesting. I used to teach high school English, and my students had to write a research paper every year. Often the students would pick a topic they were interested in and dive into ...

    A really fascinating study of the lives of ten men and women living in Tudor England. Challenges pre-conceptions that Tudor England was just a sea of white faces, or that any black person in England at the time were slaves, or were entirely powerless. This book demonstrates that Africa...

    Someone was telling me today that he likes history books, which I thought was a pretty silly statement- I like *interesting* history books, but there are certainly dull ones. I liked this book - engaging enough for me, on a topic I knew nothing about. (Not hard with history!) Autho...

    Won in the Goodreads Giveaways ...

    So, this book has a lot of good information in it. It's really a small history of Tudor era England that just happens to involve black people. And that's fun. The problem is that the author really seems intent on . . . .I guess making England seem better than it was? The book reads as ...

    For anyone who reads a great deal about Renaissance Europe, the information in this book should be no surprise. This was an age of exploration and discovery. Trade routes were very important and it brought people from all over the world to new ports. The idea countries were insular is ...

    Very interesting book about a topic that too often gets neglected in history, specifically the presence of non-white people in Western Europe during the pre-modern period. Surprise: they were there. Even as far back as the middle ages, and definitely by the 16th and early 17th century....

    Kaufmann's book is eye-opening and an engaging read (though it is also accompanied by scholarly footnotes). She introduces readers to a surprising aspect of English history, namely that prior to the slave trade, there were already hundreds of Africans living and working in England, and...