One angle I didn't expect was that Black Tudors is being used in English lessons too- Wendy Lennon is giving her students at Brockington College, Leicester the short fictional paragraphs I wrote at the beginning of each chapter imagining a moment in each Black Tudor's life to read and then asking them to continue the story in their own words!
So, if you're keen to learn more, check out the resources shared by some of the teachers I'm working with, who are already teaching Black Tudors on this Shared Google Drive. We'd love you to give us your feedback, and/or add your own lesson plans to the drive.
The ultimate aim is to produce Schemes of Work and lesson plans inspired by Black Tudors that any teacher can download and take straight into their classrooms. These will be published by Hodder Education in late 2021.
I have also collaborated recently with OUP on this "How Can We Find Out About the lives of Black Tudors?" enquiry.
Other relevant resources include the Our Migration Story site, which I contributed this piece to, and the Institute of Historical Research's guide to over 100 resources for teaching Race, Migration and Empire.
Excitingly, for teachers who was to do some CPD and develop a really in-depth knowledge of the history, I have recently launched a free, online ,6 week Black Tudors: The Untold Story course with FutureLearn.
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