Black Tudors

By Miranda Kaufmann,

Book cover of Black Tudors: The Untold Story

Book description

Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018

A Book of the Year for the Evening Standard and the Observer

A black porter publicly whips a white Englishman in the hall of a Gloucestershire manor house. A Moroccan woman is baptised in a London church. Henry VIII dispatches a Mauritanian diver…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked Black Tudors as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

If there is any one book that has changed the way I view early modern British history, Kaufman has written that book.

Kaufman has written a series of mini-biographies here of Black residents of Britain during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries that predate Britain’s involvement in the slave trade and demonstrate just how wide-ranging the Black British experience was during this period. The book challenges many preconceptions, especially the association of Blacks with slavery that really only emerged in England after the Tudor period.

The stories of the individuals featured in this book have much to teach us, not…

Want books like Black Tudors?

Our community of 10,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like Black Tudors.

Browse books like Black Tudors

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in Tudor, race relations, and 16th century?

10,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about Tudor, race relations, and 16th century.

Tudor Explore 29 books about Tudor
Race Relations Explore 241 books about race relations
16th Century Explore 83 books about 16th century