Join Paterson Joseph, actor (‘Boat Story’, ‘Wonka’) and author (‘The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho’), in this special History Hit film as he takes us on a fascinating journey through 18th century London, discovering the life, loves and losses of a truly remarkable man.
Georgian London was a city of wealth, high culture, art and politics. It was also home to Black British businessman, writer and composer, Charles Ignatius Sancho, a polymath with an incredible story to tell.
Paterson Joseph explores Sancho’s story from his early life in Greenwich, right through to his final resting place in Westminster. Born into slavery, Sancho rose to become a leading figure of Georgian high society whose writings, released after his death, would delight and entertain a generation of readers. Paterson investigates Sancho’s original diaries and letters recording his experiences, both good and bad, in exceptional detail, full of character and wit, revealing life in Georgian England in all its vivacious colour.