England, Scotland and Wales. British Empire. Monarchy
Henry Tudor, the son of Henry VII of England and Elizabeth York, was born on June 28, 1491, in the royal residence, Greenwich Palace. After his brother Arthur died, he became Henry VIII. He married six times, beheaded two of his wives, and was the main instigator of the English Reformation. His only surviving son, Edward VI, succeeded him after his death on January 28, 1547.
The Oxford Companion to Black British History (Oxford Companions) by David Dabydeen; from African auxiliaries stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the 2nd century AD, through John Edmonstone, who taught taxidermy to Charles Darwin, Mary Seacole', & Walter Tull, footballer & First World War officer....the Qualifications & Curriculum Authority highlighted in their annual report of Dec 2005 the need to give more attention to the wider teaching of black history.
King Egbert (802-839). House of Wessex. First recognized King of all of England. Queen Elizabeth II's 34th great-grandfather. During the late 8th century, when King Offa of Mercia ruled most of England, Egbert lived in exile at the court of Charlemagne. Egbert regained his kingdom in 802. Succeeded by son Aethelwulf, father of Alfred the Great.
Black Ivory: History of British Slavery by James Walvin; This social history looks at African slavery & the Atlantic slave trade which, in the space of 300 years, transported more than 11m Africans to the Americas & the Caribbean - with millions more dying en route. book shows how the British maritime trade & power were transformed by the Atlantic slave trade, & how ports like Bristol, Liverpool & London grew into international trading centres on the backs of the slaves.