Black and British A Forgotten History Season 1 Episode 1 First Encounters

  • Published on Nov 25, 2016

Comments • 73

  • TrolandoTV
    TrolandoTV 11 days ago

    Just because your 3rd great grandfather was black doesn't make you black. he is clearly a white man with probably about 4% African DNA.

  • daisypaul
    daisypaul Month ago


  • theonlycontessa
    theonlycontessa Month ago +4

    Why can this not be found on the BBC download grrrrrr

  • Stanley Shannon
    Stanley Shannon 5 months ago

    Poor British children being brainwashed with this crap. African influence on Britain before the early modern period is too minuscule to be of any historic significance. It is racist to suggest otherwise. This desperate effort to invent out of whole cloth some kind of historic legitimacy for African influence in modern civilization is just pathetic. It proves just the opposite of what it is attempting to establish - just how historically insignificant Africa has ever been. This is all essentially saying that the only thing Africans have ever achieved is being removed from Africa by Europeans and required to perform some kind of menial service to a superior society.

  • AmaRican INDYHn Mama
    AmaRican INDYHn Mama 5 months ago

    Black blank bleak blond bleach blanco blanc blackOut and Negros be taken from AmaRica cause we be ABOriginal CopperColoRED AmaRican INDYHn!!!

  • Church of God
    Church of God 5 months ago

    Is this casuist really trying to argue that since black people comprised part of a Roman Empire the blacks have legitimate rights to call England "home"? That is foolish and one-eyed. That is a stupid as promoting that since the Jewish people were also occupied by Romans that the Jews have full right to enter and assert themselves and their roots in Nigeria. Further, to suggest a white-washing of history books is racist and not demonstrable. There are many racial groups not recorded in the usual history books, including Greeks, Egyptians, and so forth. There are several problems with the casuistry. First, there has been no Roman Empire for about a half of a millennium. All privileges attendant under the Roman Empire are null and void. Secondly, white people are historically the manifestly present inhabitants of modern England and, as such, invasion by Romans does nothing to suggest a default of this ancestry and roots-deep legacy. Third, the arguments of all such ethnics is are invariably the same, the cringe-whinge line of reasoning, usually directed at the most vulnerable members of small villages-school children in small villages- taking the fraudulent form of "the actual facts." There are, of course, no actual facts to support their usual arguments, which reduce to nothing beyond a Globalist-sponsored Ethnic Reboot of History. It is bad enough that our economy and other aspects of our society have become open to demonstrable cannibalism. You have nothing to convince us of. No facts to support claims. The faux nef liberals and conspiracy theorists will enjoy this as much as they do series about God's death and real-life UFOs. Your real problem is your perspective: YOU have a bad life in YOUR native lands, then expect WE to provide for you the golden dream of your souls. Since your countries have clearly overpopulated to the point you are not welcome to achieve your dreams on your own soil, THEY have and OWN the problem. Not us. We already have a horrendous time trying to acquire our own British Dream, whatever that is in these days of economic and societal and educational forms of cannibalism by foreigners. Who gave this loon a history degree?

  • Project Poetry
    Project Poetry 6 months ago

    King James and Shakespeare where black

  • sablin
    sablin 7 months ago +2

    I always thought Queen Elizabeth had African genes.Now I am convinced more than ever.Queen Elizabeth is black.

  • sablin
    sablin 7 months ago +1

    Romans were black Semites.

  • sablin
    sablin 7 months ago +2

    The British will never admit that they have black blood running through their veins even when truth hits them in the face.

    • shell c
      shell c 5 months ago

      I have no problem accepting that .. there have been black people in Britain since Roman times and before that. I'm British.

  • niki wiki
    niki wiki 9 months ago

    Then you can’t sat White South African!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????

  • Mysterious Girl
    Mysterious Girl 9 months ago +3

    All these people are sub Saharan African why are they claiming North African history, I don’t get it

  • Mysterious Girl
    Mysterious Girl 9 months ago +3

    I’m so sick off this bbc crap stop trying to steal Europe’s history and culture

    • Mysterious Girl
      Mysterious Girl 7 months ago

      Lol don’t assume you know me I’ve traveled a lot i go overseas also every year im not even from Britain and I love learning about over cultures and I love history that’s why I find it so disturbing that a tv station is trying to change history

  • Eric Boateng
    Eric Boateng 9 months ago +2

    Proudly Ghanaian 🇬🇭 🇬🇭 🇬🇭

  • paul hoey
    paul hoey 9 months ago +1

    It's a bbc programme so must be true.

    • paul hoey
      paul hoey 9 months ago

      Arif was being sarcastic bbc horse shite.

  • Adrian Swaby
    Adrian Swaby 10 months ago

    Elm Park Fish Monger

  • Floss Horace
    Floss Horace Year ago +3

    I loved this program.
    It was extremely interesting... TV at its best.
    David Olusoga is always excellent in what he does.

  • PoB
    PoB Year ago +4

    He mentions how Henry VIII divorced his first wife the whole of England was excommunicated which had dire consequences for England’s wealth and how England suddenly had the wealth to get involved in trading with Africa.
    What he doesn't mention is to get that wealth Henry VIII's stole stole Irish wealth and carried out concerted attacks to make the Irish accept Henry VIII’s Surrender and Regrant program. He then gain greater wealth through the his dissolution of the monasteries.

    Without such combined wealth, England couldn’t have begun trading with Africa in the late 16th Century and eventually get involved in the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Whilst the resultant Industrial Revolution and advances in engineering, technological, etc. would never have happened.

    In 1649 Cromwell begins his "Irish Solution". In the space of one year Ireland lost a third of its population. Those not butchered by the New Model Army were shipped as laves to the West Indies. Even when Charles II came to power the Irish were stilled being shipped as slaves.
    In 1660 there were an estimated 12,000 transported Irish Catholic men, women and children in the West Indies and 8,000 in Barbado, all of whom are derided by the Negro slave population and branded as “White Slaves”, “Black Irish” and eventually nicknamed “Red Legs” (the equivalent of the American term “white trash”).
    Such was the demand for labour within England’s colonies that mass kidnappings within Ireland cause a pamphlet to be published in which English soldiers are accused of abducting any Irish people they could in order to sell them to Barbados for profit, stating that:

    "It was the usual practice with Colonel Strubber, Governor of Galway, and other commanders in the said country, to take people out of their beds at night and sell them for slaves to the Indies, and by computations sold out of the said country about a thousand souls,"

    which are supported by other accounts such as:

    "Even young Irish peasants were hunted down as men hunt down game, and were forcibly put aboard ship, and sold to plantations in Barbados."

    In 1661 Prince Rupert (the nephew of Charles I, former King of England) announced his ambition to increase England’s wealth by making it the world’s leading slave trading nation. He then uses the Royal families wealth to start such as the East India Company.Thus making the Royal family a major player within the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

    The Penal Laws caused the Irish to treated as 3rd class citizens and subjected to racism, bigotry, ridicule, intolerance, oppression, debasement and dehumanisation which lasted until the 1990's. Whilst during 1840s Middle Class Liberals tried to bring about the genocide of the entire Irish people.
    Look deeper and to where the money came? You'll find that Britain's isn't derived from African slavery. But rather it derived from stolen Irish and Church wealth which was used by the Royal Family to sh!t on the powerless Black Africans.
    Those of African descent have a right to be angry. But they shouldn't blame an entire race for the wrongs of the few. Equally whilst programs such as these are needed to show the suffering of the Blacks, there should also be one to show the suffering faced the Gypsies, Irish, Jews and Slavs.
    Because there are whites who've had the same dirty end of the stick and the claim that whites have never suffered racism, slavery, invasion, attempted, genocide is a lie.
    But as someone who's white and of Irish descent, if you don't know about or acknowledge my pain and suffering, why should I care about yours?

    • theonlycontessa
      theonlycontessa Month ago

      PoB sounds like a great documentary in the making. Very interesting, my Irish friend told me of Irish slavery, although I don’t think the Irish were laid out like cargo in slave ships. I was told however, that the some Irish women were married off because of their beauty, and in-one instance, one became a Queen. I’d have to research that though.

    • just truth
      just truth 4 months ago

      Africa is made of different tribes like here we have Scots Irish.
      the africans sold a certain tribe called Isrealites into slavery
      they knew exactly who they sold to the world.
      Cromwell went all over looking for the same people and Ireland
      back at that time, some would have been related to people of England
      as in blood line.
      The Stewarts where related to the Irish kings the reason you should care is because
      those in charge since the 1600s are the same peoples /leaders today.
      The royals now are not the same family line as the Tudors or Stewarts,
      they are Germans going back to Russian Ashkanaz.
      Do you know how long your family as lived in Ireland?.

    • Douglas Meyer
      Douglas Meyer 9 months ago +1

      Very level headed comment. I agree with you. They do have the right to be angry but we need to remember who did what and all of the people who suffered.

  • Jita'ame suluma
    Jita'ame suluma Year ago +4

    i am sixth generation descended from a slave half balck half native american , i am british

    • Jita'ame suluma
      Jita'ame suluma Year ago

      i know , but by dna , it was forgotten , i can not say if the forgetting was deliberately, racism was such a thing , even post my birth in 1962

    • Jita'ame suluma
      Jita'ame suluma Year ago

      oh my family come from both staffordshire and nottinghamshire

    • Jita'ame suluma
      Jita'ame suluma Year ago

      i think i descend from Francis Barber , i have barber in my family line

  • Reuben Stern
    Reuben Stern Year ago +7

    Never mind these racists, and people who want to tell you a different part of history, and try to tell you your wrong... Your doing a good job mate. Hopefully, we can tell history as it was, without having to blatantly mention color, and everyone would know about our diverse history. Also, we need to give Africa, the respect it's due, and stop being silent when they're successful. Give Africa credit, for being the cradle of humanity, the original architects and artists.
    Anyone who disagrees with the last statement, should look at Tutekarmuns burrial mask, see that nose, and tell me he wasn't balck. Then consider that it took over 2 thousand years for Europe to make a buliding taller than the great pyramids.

    • Church of God
      Church of God 5 months ago

      Too bad none of the casuist's arguments are founded and supported with facts. Too bad his suggestions are racist in themselves and ugly.

    • courtney riley
      courtney riley 9 months ago

      Africa doesn't need a pat on the back when they " do good " what kind of colonial, patriarchal kind of bullshit is that? Less ignorance and intolerance in Africa towards its own people is what is needed. Come on man. Read about policies,issues, and ignorant beliefs the people and government have in different African nations first. They make a lot of problems for themselves. Look into the issues please.

  • ThePertinent1
    ThePertinent1 Year ago


  • Hadlow Escobar - King serf

    White Nigerian

    • hotties3v3n
      hotties3v3n Year ago +1

      Be quiet. Please and thank you.

  • Hadlow Escobar - King serf

    Its like saying black European no such thing

  • Hadlow Escobar - King serf

    No such thing as black British

    • Church of God
      Church of God 5 months ago

      Precisely. Or all the British settlers of India and French settlers of African nations could legitimately call themselves "English Indian" and "Senegal French" . They wouldn't like that! They would call it racist and colonialist and expansionist :)

    • food forthought1
      food forthought1 11 months ago +2

      Hadlow Escobar - King serf black Duke of florence, allesandro de medecini!! Go google black Duke of florence!!!

      Go tell the whites in American that there is no such thing as a white America, (keep in mind that america is a native Indian land ) .

      So go tell all whites and blacks that they cannot hold a USA passport, go tell all the IMMIGRANTS in America that there is no such thing as a Mexican American, or black American, or Asian american !! Many of them are born USA citizens , no one could ever strip them of that status , not you, not ice , not the president !! They are born on USA soil , their parents may be the ones who immigrated, but once those kids were born on USA soil , they have a USA birth certificate!!!

      So any blacks , asians , Mexican, Chinese, etc etc, any of those people who are born in england is a British citizen !! Period , you nor the queen could never deport them , they only deported those early islanders who were the parents of many of those early British blacks !!

      Britian invaded the globe , stole people from their lands , enslaved them , brought many to england , the west indies ( whom most were British citizens because Britain owned the CARRIBBEAN islands , along with France, and Portugal at times owned some nations !!

      Double STANDARD!!!
      You are sick in your brains !!!

      British simply means someone born in Britain, it is not a bliodu race you fool !!

      English is a language you fool , not a race !! American is a state of being from the place (america ) it is not a language lol, English is simply a language, British is someon born in Britain, are they ethnic to Britain, no , they were viking, and all sorts of raiders who claimed that location , the Irish would say otherwise lol.

      God made the earth ,

      Blacks in south Africa could say there are no such thing as a white south African right ??after all they came by boat and met black Africans on their CONTINENT!!! They took it for themselves, jailed Mandela, tortured blacks in their own land , they put up signs saying whites only , they found out mapungupwe was an ancient place that had people who were melting gold etc, they banned all western archeological groups from entering south Africa to the location of mapungupwe!! They then skewed the facts (by FALSELY dating that site to only 200 years , simply to justify that they landed in south Africa same time the zulus came from the north , thus trying to say they have rights to south Africa just like the blacks lol )
      The facts is that mapungupwe is dated to 1000 years A.D, LONG BEFORE ANY EUROPEANS LANDED IN THE CAPE OF SOUTH AFRICA!!



    • food forthought1
      food forthought1 11 months ago +2

      Leonard Jeffries allesandro de medecini was a black Duke of florence , fact !!!!

      One of the queen of England adopted a black girl that was given as a gift to her from a captain that returned from Africa, the girl was given as a gift from a local king, the queen sent her to school , her pics are in one of the albums of the queen , one of the earlier queens ,(not Elizabeth) ,

      Also there was a black trumpeter who played in the kings band, early 15th century , he wrote the king about him not getting the same pay as the European trumpeters, the king gave him his raise , blacks been in Britain for a very long time, all whites came from blacks !! Out of Africa, go argue with the geneticists!!

    • Leonard Jeffries
      Leonard Jeffries 11 months ago +1

      Look up the black nobility and look up the definition of some of the cities mean and where the names came from

    • food forthought1
      food forthought1 11 months ago +2

      Hadlow Escobar - King serf search allesandro de medecini!! Black Duke of Europe, France!!

      Know facts !! All man came from Africans so for Africans to reach Europe, they would of still been black !! Blacks left out of Africa and populated the earth, DNA from the Chinese geneticist who tested many subjects in China, their DNA showed African ancestors !!

      There are many skewed and lost information out there !!

      Black Africans also invented many things in england and north America!!

  • Ben Jamin
    Ben Jamin Year ago +3

    Africans were in Europe long before the Romans. What on earth is a Black African, is that the opposite of a white Caucasian, or perhaps two twins.

    • Church of God
      Church of God 5 months ago

      In EUROPE long before Europeans. Hm! Aint that an adventure in ethnic complaint reboots!

    • PoB
      PoB Year ago

      The first Homosapians to settle in Europe were dark skinned if not Black. But that was around 12,000 years ago. They procreated with Neanderthals and became White - DNA proves this. DNA also shows that the present day Irish are descended from those who first settled Ireland around 10,000 years ago.
      But if they procreated with Neanderthals who were white, then the original inhabitants of Europe were White.
      Since Africa is a continent those in Northern Africa are of more Olive skinned whilst Black Africans = Sub Saharan Africans.

  • Rex Durrett
    Rex Durrett Year ago

    The 3 kings history is so poorly presented, you say that Christianity and Islam were in some sort of struggle for influence of the African king ....but wait WE'RE AT THE BIRTH OF CHRIST!!!!!!!

    • PoB
      PoB Year ago

      Actually they were 3 kings from the East.
      And East of what is now Israel is the Middle East and the Asia.

  • xrayfish2020
    xrayfish2020 Year ago

    Just to confirm-

  • Lee Ab
    Lee Ab Year ago +1

    Black British pride

  • John Buckley
    John Buckley Year ago +15

    Yet more bollocks .

    • theonlycontessa
      theonlycontessa Month ago

      John Buckley DUMBO!!

    • theonlycontessa
      theonlycontessa Month ago

      Church of God...poor uneducated DUMBO!

    • Church of God
      Church of God 5 months ago

      Have you seen the one series where some Iranian flat-top is running around attacking school children and telling thm there is no such thing as gender? BBC does great work (not). Giving Black Bigots Control.

    • hotties3v3n
      hotties3v3n Year ago +1

      Awww. The truth is bitter eh? Lmao

    • Lord Taharqa
      Lord Taharqa Year ago +7

      you were raised on believing bullock so you can't tell the difference . so go read a book and find out for yourself

  • Christopher Stewart
    Christopher Stewart Year ago +10

    THIS is funnier than shiite, mates, thank you all for some real knee slapping FUN.

  • Carol P.
    Carol P. Year ago +7

    The Black Picts and Black Scots did not come as Roman Soldiers. They migrated to Scotia (Ireland) before the Romans tried to conquer this area. Learn true history and stop putting the White European as the center of World History! There is such thing as a Black European; history just wants you to think that Europe has always been a White Continent! All false history. Remember, it's the "victor" that gets to write and influence "their" history!The African has an incredible history too; it's been stolen or hidden! No such thing as "Roman Black History!" It's African Migration History to the European continent! And Briton has not always been Roman!!!!!!

    • Jack Duncan
      Jack Duncan 10 months ago

      Evidence? You know you can just as easily blackwash history too you hypocrite.

  • Sid Morgan
    Sid Morgan Year ago

    If you are a decendant of slaves in Britain YOU ARE A CHILD OF ISRAEL, research -NEGROLAND, THE EMMANUEL BOWEN COLONIAL MAPS showing where the slaved were taken from was inhabited by THE TRIBE OF JUDAH (the actual Jews), THE SLAVE COAST WICH WAS TRULY THE KINGDOM OF JUDAH, IGBO PEOPLE, BOOKS-SHIPS THAT SAILED FROM JUDAH, BABYLON TO TIMBUKTU, THE HEBREWISMS OF WEST AFRICA, FROM HEBREWS TO NEGROS. THE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AND ALL AROUND YOU IF YOU SEEK IT! Claim your Heritage IF YOU WANT IT. then read these scriptures in the Bible Genesis 15:12-15,Acts 7:6 , Deutoronomy 28 :1-68. Lastly watch the Documentary WHITED OUT on USclip. Shalom

  • Clancer
    Clancer Year ago +11

    north africans are not black, north africans would be insulted about this appropriation. gadaffi was not black.

    • hotties3v3n
      hotties3v3n Year ago

      Gadaffi, God bless his soul, was not a native African. Bright one. -_-

    • YL Parker
      YL Parker Year ago +1

      Ghaddafi himself said he was African.

    • Lord Taharqa
      Lord Taharqa Year ago +1

      Actually the original North African were black they are mulattoes now , and Gadaffi proudly called him self a African and helped many black countries in his time.there are whole Ethnicities that are mixed now
      almost a races of mullattoes ,what Arabs call "Muwallid". The Arabs are one of them. and remember Arab is not a race it is a culture.i have seen jet black Arabs and of all other colors. A desert people would be originally black. The Arabs are light today because of the arrival of lighter tribes the northern steppes .And see a lot of North African look light because of immigrants from ancient times at different periods .Even blonde haired barbarians called vandals came into North Africa 435 ad after sacking Rome that is. And if you don't study history , you just assume anything from what you see in the people there today.See the curly hair on Gadaffi head he a mixed one and was proud of it. also anyone can be Arab if they speak Arab but to be Arabian you must be from the tribes of Arabia.

    • Michelle Gilder
      Michelle Gilder Year ago +2

      Clancer ...... did you watch the documentary at all? ...... the colour of our skin may be deceiving....

    • alphonso slay
      alphonso slay Year ago

      They are not Caucasians , they want to rid the region of whites.

  • TheTrebulator
    TheTrebulator 2 years ago +1

    I love Cedric's response to his knowledge that his great great great great grandfather was a blackman, a slave .

  • Eva Finn
    Eva Finn 2 years ago +1

    Why are they no traces of these black British people? you need to read book number 4 and 6 by Lee Cummings. They are not Africans they are Hebrews, black Hebrews like King James of Scotland. Lee Cumming also found that all Europe was swarthy=black. Read Benjamin Franklin last paragraph

    • Tonejack
      Tonejack Year ago

      Thank you for this. I have been searching for this for a while now and this is the first one I found that is complete . Swarthy= dark skin Tawny=brown tinged with yellow

  • otteyful
    otteyful 2 years ago +19

    I have been waiting for a documentary like this for a very long time. I was curious to know what happened to the early black settlers in Britain, and what happened to their descendants. They should do DNA testing in the communities that those early black settlers lived. I personally believe that there is strong black genetic make up in the British Royal Family, apart from Queen Charlotte. Probably Henry the VIII trumpeter marry into the royal family. From what I understand, there were some black people in high position in England in the early centuries who intermarry into the upper class. We would be shock to know who some of these people are!

    • just truth
      just truth 4 months ago +2

      Church of God, the romans where in charge of the Isrealites when Jesus lived. Tiberius was in brittan which back then was called the Roman Isles, he brought the hebrews here. black hebrews controlled the crown upto the Stewarts when Cromwell under the orders of Catholic Church hunted down black people so that they either fled to Portagul or where murdered.

    • Church of God
      Church of God 5 months ago

      What happened to early black settlers? There were none, or there would exist their graves.