Miranda Kaufmann with Afua Hirsch (2018 Event)

It’s a common misconception that black migration to Britain began with the Windrush in 1948. But as Miranda Kaufmann demonstrates in Black Tudors, many black Africans were warmly accepted into 16th century English society. What’s perhaps most striking is they were free – living in a Britain not yet involved in slave trading. In this event recorded live at the 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival, Kaufmann talks to Guest Selector Afua Hirsch and discusses the implications for our understanding of British history.

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