[Ansteorra] Black people in medieval Europe
Stefan li Rous
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sat Jul 28 19:59:17 PDT 2012
The bbc article mentioned below doesn't really talk about any high status black families.
How about doing a little research on this and writing an article on this? I'm not sure if it would be a good A&S paper, but I'd love to have it for the Florilegium.
On Jul 23, 2012, at 10:27 AM, Irena Fridenberg wrote:
> From all the BBC programs I have watched, during Shakespear's time, there
> were many, many black families of high status. It is sad that the schools
> do not teach this. I think it would be a wonderful thing for this
> community to know of the wonderful history they have that is positive
> instead of all the negative history our schools tend to harp on.
> I know it is important that we acknowlege the hardship this community went
> through, but they also need to know that there was good things too.
> Katrine la Escolpiera
> On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 10:33 PM, Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
>> Whoa! I'm not sure who said that original quote, but it is quite wrong,
>> although it varied by region and time.
>> For a fair amount of discussion on this topic over the years, see this
>> file in the CULTURES section of the Florilegium:
>> blacks-msg (80K) 1/16/05 Blacks in medieval Europe.
>> And the following just came across another SCA list recently:
>> <<< Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 07:40:05 -0400
>> From: Garth Groff <ggg9y at virginia.edu>
>> To: isenfir at virginia.edu, atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.**sca.org<atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org>
>> Subject: [MR] BBC: Blacks in Tudor London
>> Today BBC offers an interesting article on Blacks and South Asians
>> living in London during the late Tudor period. The number was small, and
>> most were domestic servants (not slaves though), but many were accepted
>> and respected in their local community.
>> Lord Mungo Napier, That Crazy Scot >>>
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