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Letter from Sir David Cannadine

What's new: October 2019

The October update adds 18 new articles featuring 24 lives and 6 portrait likenesses drawn from Black British history. The focus of this release – curated by Dr Miranda Kaufmann and Dr Anders Ingram – is early Black British history (notably the sixteenth century) and represents a very substantial expansion of this area.

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John Ystumllyn (d. 1786)

John Ystumllyn

One of the earliest black men recorded as living in Wales and the first for whom we have any biographical detail John Ystumllyn worked for the Wynn family as a gardener. A biography of this local notable was published in the late nineteenth century and a stone memorial was set up in the churchyard at Ynyscynhaearn.




OCTOBER 17, 2019

Early black British history and the Oxford DNB

Dr Anders Ingram examines the coverage of black British history on the Oxford DNB.

OCTOBER 10, 2019

What's new: October 2019

Discover over twenty lives from Black British history, curated by Dr Miranda Kaufmann and Dr Anders Ingram.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

What's new: September 2019

This month’s update adds 35 new articles with a focus on themes from the Victorian age.