Kathleen Chater is an independent scholar. Her most recent publication is ‘Henry Box Brown: From Slavery to Show Business’ (2020).

John Simmons (detail; 1847), artist unknown.

The Black sailors who served in the British navy come out of retirement

An exhibition at the Old Royal Naval College tells the stories of the Black pensioners who lived there in the 18th and 19th centuries

9 Oct 2020