Charles Ignatius Sancho

Oct 30, 2020 | Featured, News & Events

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 England and given to three sisters who lived in Blackheath. As a young man he met the Duke of Montagu, who encouraged him to pursue his interests in literature and music. When the Duke died, Sancho obtained the position of butler to his widow, who also helped to develop his talents. Sancho became famous in 1775 when he was quoted by Laurence Sterne, the celebrated author of the novel Tristram Shandy. To learn more join us this Sunday!

 

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