Secrets: strange, bizarre and fantastic are revealed about Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and the people who shaped England’s past at Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival.

Dr Nubia in his critically acclaimed England’s Other Countrymen exposes the connections between Tudor society and early modern Africa, showing that England was considerably more diverse than we may think.

Dr Nubia in his critically acclaimed England’s Other Countrymen exposes the connections between Tudor society and early modern Africa.

But Dr Nubia is not the only Tudor historian at the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival. The intrepid Tracy Borman, chief curator for the Historic Royal Places, invites us to take another look at the kingmakers of Henry VIII, in, Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him.

Onyeka authors seek to reshape our perspectives of English history and have meticulously researched England’s past. The origins of Dr Nubia’s book, began more than three decades ago when he was investigating ethnicity in Shakespearian society.

Dr Nubia said: “When we think of England do we think of it a chronicle of Kings and Queens? If so, does this lead us to believe that English history is a series of white pages with no black letters in?”

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