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Ruth Leon recommends… The Black Presence in Tudor England- Met Museum – SlippediscSlippedisc

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February 21, 2023

The Black Presence in Tudor England- Met Museum

 In celebration of Black History Month, I found this Met Museum film of a lecture about the life and experiences of John Blanke who was a trumpeter who performed at the funeral of Henry VII and at the coronation of Henry VIII as well as other documented free Black residents of Tudor England, including a silk weaver, a salvage diver, a needleworker, and others.

Learn more in this lecture on the Black Presence in Tudor England, which was presented in conjunction with The Met exhibition The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England.

The lecturers are Dr. Miranda Kaufmann, author of Black Tudors: The Untold Story and Michael I. Ohajuru FRSA, Senior Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London. As always, it’s inspiring to experience the knowledge and enthusiasm of experts who really know their subject.

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