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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Title:Black Tudors: The Untold Story
Author:Miranda Kaufmann
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  • Jennybeast
    Oct 09, 2017
    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...
  • 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...
  • Ashley
    Jul 23, 2017
    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 ...
  • Sarah Wagner
    Oct 22, 2017
    *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...
  • J.A. Ironside
    Sep 11, 2017
    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
    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
    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
    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...
  • Nathen Amin
    Oct 05, 2017
    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...
  • Irene Headley
    Nov 18, 2017
    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...