IMAGE? Why was there an image of a Black African King in English churches even though no Black African Kings visited Europe during the Renaissance ?
REALITY? Was John Blanke the only Black African in England at the time ? What else did or could Black Africans do beside play trumpet for English royalty?
|Black Magus, Devon RoodScreen, c1520 and John Blanke 1511|
Miranda discusses the reality of the lives of Black Africans in Renaissance England from her PhD work which uncovered evidence of over 360 Black Africans in Britain from 1500-1640. While I look at the image of the Black African, its origins and how it was interpreted at the time.
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