Licence to Deport Black People


Less than four years later, a proclamation was issued, in effect compelling the masters of 'Negroes and blackamoors' to release them to Casper van Senden for deportation.

England was facing difficult times during its wars with Spain, and Elizabeth claimed that Black people were consuming resources needed by the English. By the time of this proclamation (around 1601), there appears to be no limit on the numbers of Black people that van Senden could take.

Tudor Royal Proclamations, vol. 3, pp. 221-2 (c. January 1601)

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