Eighteenth Century Black London

Three percent of London’s population was black in the eighteenth century. Your host Stephen Fry introduces:

  • An Enslaved Child and His Two Inheritances written by Milo Harries and performed by Cassius Konneh [17 Gough Square, Holborn, London]
  • A Genius in Bondage written by Sara Fleming and performed by Jasmine Elcock [the Tower of London]
  • Beethoven Could Not Believe His Ears written by James Rampton and performed by Stephen Fry [Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London and The Augarten Concert Hall in Vienna]

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