Black and British: A Forgotten History

Black and British: A Forgotten History

Available on BBC iPlayer, Prime Video, BritBox
Historian David Olusoga explores Britain's history, examining the country's relationship with people of African descent. Throughout the documentary Olusoga visits historically significant sites and erects 20 plaques over Britain, Africa and the Caribbean to commemorate events and people. Beginning with the arrival of North African Roman soldiers in the 3rd century AD, Olusoga discusses Britain's first known African community in Burgh-by-Sands, Cumbria. Other episodes document the role of the African trumpeter in the Tudor Courts and Queen Victoria's relationship with her African goddaughter.
Starring David Olusoga