Black History

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/12/black-people-presence-in-british-history-for-centuries

I think this is the end result of decades of Hollywood whitewashing of history. We’ve gotten to the point where certain people, armed with no more than a high school understanding of history, and several hundred hours of television viewing, want to argue with experts, who have spent the better part of their lives studying this issue.

For historians, the idea that Black people existed throughout all of English history is a given that is worth no debate. This is not so for the various classes of bigot who are informed by nothing more that a basic knowledge of Tolkien, and a handful of historically inaccurate TV shows.