Re-teaching Tudor history

Knowledge of Africans in Tudor England influenced the work of leading English writers such as William Shakespeare, according to historian Onyeka, author of ‘Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, their Presence, Status and Origins’ 

The evidence is based on more than two decades of research and over 250,000 documents and artefacts mainly from Tudor England (1485-1603).

Onyeka argues that Africans had a rich and diverse presence in Tudor England that transcends the familiar and singular slavery story.

In this podcast segment, Onyeka talks about a Black woman known as Lucy who may have been the inspiration behind some of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

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