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Black Victorians: radicals, muses, inmates & aristocrats

Black Victorians: radicals, muses, inmates & aristocrats

Update: 2022-12-09
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From political agitators and artist’s muses to composers, sailors, asylum inmates and the goddaughter of the queen herself, black people led a variety of fascinating lives in Victorian Britain. Dr John Woolf shares some of their stories – both ordinary and extraordinary – with Ellie Cawthorne.


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Black Victorians: radicals, muses, inmates & aristocrats

Black Victorians: radicals, muses, inmates & aristocrats