Skip main navigation

Hurry, only 1 day left to get one year of Unlimited learning for £249.99 £174.99. New subscribers only. T&Cs apply

Find out more

African and Indian People in Rural Britain

Watch this interview with Laurence Westgaph on black presence in North West England.

This week you will study archival evidence of African and Indian people on country estates in eighteenth and nineteenth-century England. You will also consider how their presence might be researched, explored and represented at historic houses today. This research not only gives a glimpse of the people who have otherwise been left out of the historical account but it also allows British people of colour to connect with this history.

Watch this interview with Laurence Westgaph, political activist and television presenter, on black presence in North West England.

This article is from the free online

Country Houses and the British Empire: How Imperialism Transformed Britain’s Colonial Countryside

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now