Africans traveled to Britain for years – as slaves. A legacy of exploitation is explored.
Surprising, disturbing, brutal, uplifting.
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From slavery to settlement, award-winning historian David Olusoga explores the extraordinary relationship between people of African origin and the history of Britain. He finds stories that have been lost, neglected or repressed, featuring black heroes of the Roman invasion, through the legacy of slavery, to the impact of black soldiers in the world wars.
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