Lambeth Heritage Festival 2020

Blackamoors of Lambeth: symbolism, slavery and sugar in the 17th century

Thursday 24 September | 7pm

weather vane
Weather Vane of Lambeth Palace. Photograph: Sarflondondunc/creative-commons

Since the 17th century, four African men have looked out over the River Thames from the rooftops of Lambeth Palace. 

Depicted on the weather vane of the palace’s Great Hall, they are part of the coat of arms of Archbishop William Juxon and are just a few examples of the images of Africans inside the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

This talk by public historian Kelly Foster will explore her research into the heraldry of Archbishop Juxon and discuss the presence and representation of Africans in the early 1600s.

Hosted by Kelly Foster.

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