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Articles tagged : re-migration
Date
AD43–1500
Region
Asia
From the Middle East to Britain: the migrating legend of Saint George

By birth a Cappadocian From Armenia to Nubia to Rome, early Christians honored Saint George. The legend of Saint George emerged out of early Christian tales of persecution and martyrdom a ...

Date
1500–1750
Region
Europe
Romani Gypsies in sixteenth-century Britain

The Egyptians Act 1530 was a response to the arrival of Romani Gypsies, known as ‘Egyptians’ at the time, in Britain in the sixteenth century. The first definite record of thes ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
The Americas
Slavery and the African diaspora: legacies of British slave-ownership

Britain's transatlantic colonies: the forced migration of Africans as slaves The movement of people of African descent to Britain extends throughout history, but the patterns of such move ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Africa
Britain's merchant shipping: West African seafarers in Liverpool

The emergence of Britain’s merchant shipping industry As an island, Britain relied on maritime activity to maintain its economic and political power. Britain’s trade with ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
The Americas
From slavery to freedom: J. Gronniosaw's 'Narrative'

From slavery to freedom: Britain’s transatlantic slave trade From the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries, over 12 million people were transported against their will from Africa t ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Asia
A home for the ayahs: from India to Britain and back again

The East India Company and Britons abroad The founding of the East India Company in 1600 created employment for many English, Scottish and Irish people. The jobs the Company created  ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Asia
Migrating home: 'mixed' children and the return of the nabobs of India

British migration to India: The East India Company From 1600 until 1858, Britain’s relations with India—including the temporary and permanent migration to India of British men ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
The Americas
Murder in Notting Hill

Kelso Cochrane Notting Hill, London, May 17, 1959, just after midnight. Having had his finger, which he had broken at work, re-plastered at the local hospital, Kelso Cochrane was walking ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Asia
Families divided: the campaign for Anwar Ditta and her children

Migration from the Commonwealth: Anwar Ditta and her family After the Second World War, Britain needed labour to help support its industries in the Midlands and the North. Citizens of Bri ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Africa
On the picket line: Jayaben Desai from East Africa to Grunwick

Migration from South Asia to East Africa Jayaben Desai was born in April 1933 in Gujarat, a province in India. Upon her marriage to Tanzania-based Suryakant Desai, she migrated to Tanzani ...