I've always found history fascinating; learning about people and their lives, years before, has always given me an insight to how and why things are as they are now.
The thing with history is that it's always from a particular perspective and usually that of the most powerful or (in the case of war) the victor. Sometimes it's omitted for reasons of prejudice or propaganda either way the end result is that the general populous is fed a tiny slither of the whole picture.
This why the recent exhibition at Rivington Place, presented by Autograph ABP is a must see. There have been people of many cultures residing in England for hundreds of years and yet, at school, I was led to believe otherwise. I was taught that the appearance of black people only occurred during the 40's with the arrival of the Windrush. Not so, not so AT ALL.
Welcome to the Victorians you never knew existed:
Click here for: Guardian Article
Click here for: OneWorld Article