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The stories below are based on the lives of real people from the past. Read Letters Home to discover what it was like at The African Academy, Clapham at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Charles, A Boy From Guiana looks at how Native Americans came to live in London with Sir Walter Raleigh in Tudor times. Mary Young was a servant living in London in 1730. She had been brought from Jamaica, along with other people of African origin to live in Camden.

Letters Home - The African Academy, Clapham 1799-1805.
'Charles', a Boy from Guiana, 1597.
The Life Story of Mary Young, Camden, 1730.


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