From royal trumpeter to chief diver, Miranda Kaufmann uncovers the Africans of Tudor Britain

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A 16TH-CENTURY PORTRAIT OF AN AFRICAN MAN BY JAN MOSTAERT

As Kaufmann writes “it is vital to understand that the British Isles have always been peopled by immigrants”.

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PHOTO MOMENT: Grenada underwater slavery memorial

An extraordinary and beautiful sculptural tribute to the victims of the Atlantic slave trade.

An underwater memorial to the victims of the Atlantic slave trade, situated off the coast of the Caribbean island of Grenada. It pays respects to the thousands of people abducted from Africa to be enslaved in the Americas who were thrown overboard to perish in the Atlantic Ocean after becoming sick or rebelling. These sombre heads with their eyes closed in peace form part of the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park, the world’s first sea-based sculpture gallery and a poignant reminder of when it was considered acceptable to trade in our fellow humans.

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The French at Gallipoli 1915

Have I overdone it with the Gallipoli posts yet?! It’s very difficult not to as there are so many interesting posts out there today.

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Today on the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli much focus will be on the Australian and New Zealand troops who landed there in April 1915. One of the forgotten combatants of the campaign French soldiers who served alongside their British and Commonwealth comrades.

Some 80,000 French soldiers fought at Gallipoli as part of the Corps expéditionnaire d’Orient with almost 27,000 casualties. Many of the French troops were from Colonial units drawn from the far corners of the French Empire. This image comes from a French source and depicts a French Zouave in the trenches at Gallipoli in 1915 from the 17e division d’infanterie coloniale who took part in the fighting at Krithia.

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