Charles Ignatius Sancho

Charles Ignatius Sancho

Charles Ignatius Sancho Sancho was born on a slave ship during the middle passage, and his enslaved mother died not long afterwards in South America. His father committed suicide rather than live the life of a slave. The orphaned child, aged two, was brought to...
John Blanke The Black Tudor Trumpeter

John Blanke The Black Tudor Trumpeter

John Blanke The Black Tudor Trumpeter Join us in celebrating of the life of John Blanke, the Black trumpeter, who served in the courts of Henry VII & Henry VIII. John is believed to be the first person of African descent in British history for whom we have both an...

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