[Ansteorra] Black people in medieval Europe

Irena Fridenberg rubberduckiemom at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 08:27:44 PDT 2012

>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
> wrote:

> 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.
> http://www.florilegium.org/**files/CULTURES/blacks-msg.html<http://www.florilegium.org/files/CULTURES/blacks-msg.html>
> 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.
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/**magazine-18903391<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18903391>
> Lord Mungo Napier, That Crazy Scot >>>
> Stefan

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