🎧 Charles Ignatius Sancho: From Slavery to High Society
🎧 Dan Snow's History Hit • 20m
Please note that this episode contains discussion of racist language.
Charles Ignatius Sancho was born on a slave ship crossing the Atlantic Ocean, in what was known as the Middle Passage. He was soon orphaned and then brought to England, where he was enslaved in Greenwich, London, by three sisters who opposed any attempt at education. So how did Charles Ignatius Sancho later go on to meet the King, write and play highly acclaimed music, become the first Black person to vote in Britain and lead the fight to end slavery?
Paterson Joseph is an actor and writer. Paterson joins Dan on the podcast to share Sancho’s extraordinary story— one that begins on a tempestuous Atlantic Ocean, and ends at the very centre of London life.
This episode was produced by Hannah Ward, the audio editor was Dougal Patmore.
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