Early Modern Exchanges


Black Tudors: Three Untold Stories

Start: Mar 14, 2018 05:00 PM
End: Mar 14, 2018 07:00 PM

Location: IAS Seminar Room 11, first floor, South Wing, UCL

Black Tudors book cover, by Miranda Kaufmann

Dr. Miranda Kaufmann tells the intriguing tales of three Africans: a diver employed by Henry VIII to recover guns from the wreck of the Mary Rose, a Moroccan woman baptised in Elizabethan London, and a porter who whipped a fellow servant at their master’s Gloucestershire manor house.

This paper will be given alongside Prof. Nandini Das' paper on Sir Thomas Roe: Memory, transculturality, and the incorporated self. All welcome, and there will be drinks and discussion afterwards.


Dr. Miranda Kaufmann is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, part of the School of Advanced Study, University of London. She read History at Christ Church, Oxford, where she completed her doctoral thesis on 'Africans in Britain, 1500-1640' in 2011. As a freelance historian and journalist, she has worked for The Sunday Times, the BBC, the National Trust, English Heritage, the Oxford Companion series, Quercus publishing and the Rugby Football Foundation.