Black History Spotlight

Black History Spotlight: John Blanke

John Blanke, trumpeter in the court of King Henry VII (Westminster Tournament scroll, 1511)National Archives, United Kingdom


Black History Spotlight: John Blanke

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February 28, 2018

John Blanke was a black musician in London in the early 16th century. He was a trumpeter to the Tudor courts of Kings Henry VII and Henry VIII.