We recommend that you watch Dr Miranda Kaufmann’s lecture before this Q&A.
Watch this question and answer session featuring Dr Miranda Kaufmann, author of "Black Tudors: The Untold Story" (2017). Questions on the experience of Africans in Tudor and Stuart Westminster were submitted by A level History students, after watching a pre-recorded lecture by Dr Kaufmann.
Download the accompanying teachers’ notes document, including a full transcript, information about the speaker and the event, plus a list of follow-up questions to spark further discussion.
This question and answer session was recorded during the online event “Africans in Tudor and Stuart Westminster” on 6th October 2021. Please note that all opinions are of the individuals speaking and do not represent the views of Westminster Abbey.
Photo: College of Arms MS Westminster Tournament Roll, 1511, membrane 28. Reproduced by permission of the Kings, Heralds and Pursuivants of Arms
Themes covered in this resource are aligned to:
- England 1485–1558: the Early Tudors
- England 1547–1603: the Later Tudors
- The Early Stuarts and the Origins of the Civil War 1603–1660
- The Tudors: England, 1485-1603
- Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy, 1603-1702
- England, 1509–1603: authority, nation and religion
- Britain, 1625–1701: conflict, revolution and settlement