I visited the Golden Hind replica in Brixham with BBC History Magazine to talk about the Africans that came to England with Francis Drake, and those he encountered on his circumnavigation voyage of 1577-80. Hear about Diego the Cimaroon who died from an arrow wound, Maria, abandoned heavily pregnant on Crab Island, Indonesia, and about other Africans in Tudor England.
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I went to St. Olave Hart Street, where many Africans appear in the parish registers, to talk to N.Quentin Woolf about Africans in Tudor London. We checked out the monument to Paul Bayning, a privateering magnate who had five Africans in his household, and talked about other men and women of the parish, including the Portuguese Jewish Dr. Hector Nunes and his African maidservants Grace and Mary.
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