Ignatius Sancho - Lord Dalkeith's Reel

Lord Dalkeith’s Reel

This is one of the Twelve Country Dances written by Igantius Sancho “Africanus”, or “An African”, as was noted in his day. He was born a slave, but lived free in England. He corresponded with the big names of his day, and, as an independent property owner, is the first Black Briton known to have voted for members of Parliament. His posthumously published letters are a very early example of writings about slavery by a former slave.

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