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Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesof

Plaque: John Blanke


Black trumpeter John Blanke musician at the courts of Henry VII & Henry VIII.
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Site: John Blanke (1 memorial)

SE10, Old Royal Naval College, Visitor Centre

The plaque is at the top of the grey column to the right of the central door. Presumably there is evidence that Blanke performed at Greenwich Palace which used to be on this site.

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John Blanke

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John Blanke

Trumpeter. He probably came to England as one of the African attendants of Ca...

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King Henry VIII

Son of Henry VII. Born Born Greenwich Palace, as the spare, not the heir but ...

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King Henry VII

Reigned: 1485 - 1509. Buried Westminster Abbey.

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John Blanke

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BBC History Project

A 2016 BB2 television series called Black and British - A Forgotten History, ...

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