History Main / BlackVikings

5th Dec '16 6:59:15 AM DoctorCooper
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* Geirmund Helajarskinn (Hel-Skin) was a viking and early settler of Iceland. His mother was from Siberia (presumably of mongol descent) and when his father called him Hel-Skin because of his dark skin. DNA-analysis of people the area of Iceland which he settled who could trace their ancestry to the original settlers, showed the presence of siberian-mongol DNA.
* Some recent research on a BBC documentary suggested that one of the Roman regiments deployed in what's now Northumberland was recruited from Egypt and Syria and may have included black African legionaries as well as those with Mediterranean skin tone. This leads to the slight MindScrew of "ethnic minorities" having lived in England ''before the Anglo-Saxons arrived''.
* One claim holds that the legend of King Arthur was partly inspired by Persian mercenaries serving with the Roman army in Britain, as the contemporary Persian cavalrymen (and cavalry horses) wore full chainmail armor.
* Black Irish and Black Russians are famously brought up. However, some argue that they are actually PeopleOfHairColor. It's claimed that Black Irish are either (a) descended from Moors, or (b) descended from the same stock as Basques. There ''are'' Sephardic Irish Jews, but they aren't usually identified as Black Irish.
** Incidentally, the story of how Moors got there would make them almost literal BlackVikings.
** As for the Black Russians, the word "black" is actually used in Russian to refer to dark-haired and darker-skinned peoples such as the Chechens or the Armenians (both Caucasian) as opposed to Africans like in English, so this may be the case of LostInTranslation. While there are rare cases of Russians being of African descent (including Creator/AlexanderPushkin himself), the overwhelming majority of the population ''is'' white, and even those who are not are predominantly Mongoloid, not African.
* The [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/north_yorkshire/8538888.stm "Ivory Bangle Lady"]]; a high-status black woman who received a lavish burial in [[OopNorth 4th century York]]. The ''Times'' states:
-->Archaeologists have discovered that wealthy black Africans lived in Roman Britain in one of the country's earliest examples of multiculturalism. "Analysis... contradicts assumptions about the make-up of Roman-British populations as well as the view that African immigrants were of low status... The link between slavery and Africans is an early modern one. In the Roman world this simply was not the case. Slaves in Roman times could come from any area." ... African men had immigrated to Britain, invariably with the Roman Army, and had brought their wives and children. "We're looking at a population mix which is much closer to contemporary Britain than previous historians had suspected. [[AluminiumChristmasTrees In the case of York, the Roman population may have had more diverse origins than the city has now."]]
* In southern Egypt and northern Sudan live [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magyarab tribes of either Black or Arabic-looking ''Magyars'']], thousands of miles away from Hungary, all because the Ottoman Turks recruited a military unit of Magyars in the 16th century to fight in Egypt.
* On Haiti, there's quite a number of people who consider themselves to be Poles. In order to crush the Haitian rebellion, UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte sent his Polish allied troops there, some of whom switched sides and settled down on the island. [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/nygus/3684845200/in/set-72157620721130385 Their]] [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/nygus/3694851637/in/set-72157620721130385 descendants]] are more like AmbiguouslyBrown nowadays. The depictions of Voodoo goddess Erzulie seem to be based on the effigies of Virgin Mary those soldiers brought with them.
* (Mostly) Muslim Tartars have been an important part of Polish nobility and military since the Middle Ages. They are descended from the Mongols of the Golden Horde (who ruled over the Russian lands) many of whom signed on as mercenaries under rulers of Poland and Lithuania, and later, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Some of them were part of the Polish-Lithuanian contingent that served under Napoleon. There were Tartar units in the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII era Polish army, including the Polish Army in exile that fought alongside the British after Poland fell. Given that the "Mongols" of the Golden Horde actually drew from the wide mixture of populations that made up the world-spanning Mongol Empire, the Polish Tartars may well have included persons of even more exotic backgrounds.
* The Mongol rulers of China drew mostly from their Central Asian and Middle Eastern subjects to govern the Chinese subjects, while Chinese generals and administrators (such as General Guo Kan, although his ancestry is disputed) were signed on by Mongol rulers elsewhere (e.g. Middle East and Russia) for their campaigns (e.g. Guo was instrumental in the conquest of Baghdad). The descendants of the Central Asians and Middle Easterners in China remained Muslim and constitute a sizable minority in modern China.
* DNA analysis has recently suggested that not one but four or five African and Indian groups may be (as they claim) Lost Tribes of Israel. Besides the famous Ethiopian and Ugandan Jews who got airlifted by Israel in the 1970s, a full-blown ''tribe'' in Tanzania recently had themselves tested to prove their claim that the tribe itself were a lost tribe of Hebrews, since the Roman era. (Being cut off, they didn't know any other Jews existed, so they adopted local language and customs.) And the Indian group had become a caste claiming Hebrew descent, although they had more contact with the west.
* Kaifeng Jews are descendants of Jewish traders who settled in China, the B'nei Menashe claim to be descendents of the tribe of Menashe who ended up on the border between India and Burma, and Baghdadi Jews and Cochin Jews are the descendents of Jews who came from Baghdad (hence the name) and settled in Mumbai (who were incidentally very important in starting up Bollywood) and Cochin.
* [[http://news.discovery.com/history/vikings-native-american-woman.html DNA analysis of Icelandic people]] has recently revealed that the Norse may have brought back a native American woman with them to Iceland, well before Columbus. Native American Viking indeed.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasuke Yasuke]], a black slave who served Nobunaga. Legend has it that his appearance in Japan, which was (and is) one of the most ethnically homogeneous nations on Earth, was so alien to the locals that several people were trampled to death as they rushed forward to get a look at him. Oda Nobunaga himself thought Yasuke's skin had been covered in black ink and ordered him to be washed. Nobunaga took a liking to Yasuke after confirming that his skin color was real.
** About a generation later, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Adams_%28sailor%29 William Adams]], also known as Anjin Miura ("pilot of the Miura"), was stranded in Japan by a typhoon. Despite his English ancestry, he becamse both a samurai and one of UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu's key advisors. John Blackthorne, an important character in James Clavell's ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'', is based on him.
* Victorian Britain is portrayed as being completly white, yet Caribbean people have been [[http://www.itzcaribbean.com/black_people_history.php living in Britain since slavery was abolished.]] They are possibly overlooked because many in power preferred not to mention them.
* There was a sizable Indian community present within Victorian society. In fact, the first Indian restaurant in Britain was set up even earlier, in ''1810.'' It's no wonder then why later on, South Asians found the UK a preferable place to immigrate to.
* African German [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Hauck Hans Hauck]] was a soldier in the [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons German Wehrmacht]] during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. There were quite a few African Germans in Nazi Germany, either descended from people from the [[UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany colonies]] or the children of black French soldiers from the 1923-25 Occupation of the Ruhr, so called Rhineland bastards. Indeed, as they were considered inferior and not fit for military service, but not a threat like Jews and Slavs, black Germans were more likely to survive the war than ethnic Germans. There is also the story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Massaquoi Hans Jürgen Massaquoi]] whose autobiography was put to film. This made him one of the better known Afro-Germans in Germany.
* Owing to ancient migrations of Indo-Europeans throughout Eurasia, people with "European" traits can be found in some surprising places.
** Green eyes are common in some tribes in Afghanistan, the most famous example being [[http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2002/04/afghan-girl/index-text Sharbat Gula]], the Afghan girl on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic.
** Blue eyes can be found in [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0706787/ India]].
** There are blond [[http://www.ghandchi.com/iranscope/Anthology/KavehFarrokh/300/image051.jpg Iranians]][[note]]Though given that "Iranian" is closely related linguistically to "Aryan", perhaps that shouldn't come as a surprise.[[/note]], blond [[http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/8721/girlfromkalashpakistanw.jpg Pakistanis]], and ''even blond [[http://pastmist.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/blond-mongol-girl.jpg Mongols]]'' (UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan himself was said to be [[SignificantGreenEyedRedhead green-eyed and red-haired]]).
** Actually, scratch that. Central Asia was (and is) famous for being a region where practically everyone mixes in here and there, being home to at least four different linguistic groups (the Mongols, the Tungusics, the Turks, and the Finno-Ugrics) whose sole ''raison d'être'', at least until the modern day (and sometimes even then), is to ride horses that take them to a new part of the world with actual living being a second priority. Add this with the sedentary Indo-European groups with light hair and eye color who came in, intermarry, and eventually assimilated themselves with them (actual Indo-Europeans are quite rare in Central Asia nowadays, except in Tajikistan), and the rest is history. Common mixtures include those having hair so blond, eyes so blue or green that people would mistake them as, say, Germans; those having jet black hair and slanted brown eyes that people might mistake them as Chinese or Japanese; or people with Caucasian features but darker skin that people might mistake them as South Asians or South Arabians.
** Further west, auburn (brown-red) hair is known to exist among Levantine Arabs (Syrians, Lebanese, Jordanians, and Palestinians). Since they live in the lands closest to ancient Israel/Judaea and are partly descended from the ancient peoples of that region, it's fairly likely that red hair is probably an occasional ancestral trait among Jews, so depicting Jesus with ''auburn'' hair wouldn't be entirely implausible.
** Convesely, there are people with black hair, brown eyes, and Asiatic features in places like (gasp) Northern Europe. And no, not just the Native American Vikings mentioned above; they're actual, indigenous peoples. Most significant in traditional eugenics are the Finno-Ugric peoples like Finns, who all have dark hair and slanted brown eyes in their native Ural Mountains home in far east; modern Finns, Estonians, Hungarians, Samis as well as Komi who live in the corner of Ural and Arctic Seas are actually oddities who have assimilated themselves with the white Turkic and Indo-European neighbors, causing them to have Caucasian features and (in the case of Northern Europeans), light hair and eye color. Even then, their original traits haven't gone forever, which is why many Finns have "Chinese-looking" eyes, unlike anywhere else in northern Europe where this never happens, even though they otherwise have blond hair, and it's not because foreign Asian features would increase towards east where those genes come from. For example, [[http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=10rmj6a&s=8#.Vqdys_l97IU https://www.google.fi/imgres? this woman]] is a fully-blooded Finn, this is very common Finnish look.
** Light-skinned, light-eyed Caucasians (as in, from the Caucasus) settled in Egypt, the Levant, and Iraq ''en masse'' after [[TsaristRussia the Russian Empire]] kicked them out of their native lands in the 19th century (they were accused of helping the Ottomans). They intermarried with the locals, and as a result it's not uncommon to find Levantine Arabs, Iraqis, and Egyptians with lighter skin and blue or green eyes and occasionally even blond hair. Even if the hair isn't blond, it's much more likely to be a lighter brown or tinged with red (chestnut beards among men are particularly common). They're particularly prevalent in Syria and Jordan; the Circassians of Jordan are a very prominent and wealthy community and are an important part of the Hashemite kings' power base.
** Many Crusaders who came to the Levant in the Middle Ages never left but settled down and assimilated into local Christian populations, adding even more complexity to the gene pool. Some of Arab Christian surnames today are Arabized variants of French or Germanic names, reflecting their ancestry.
* The existence of very light-skinned Israelis (obviously, descendants of displaced Jews who got [[RaceLift "bleached"]] by living amongst Europeans for so many centuries) often has other Middle Easterners accusing Israel of the MightyWhitey stereotype. Of course, these people ''can'' back up their ancestral claim to the Holy Land (as any DNA test will prove), but it can still be jarring to hear light-skinned, sometimes blond Jews refer to Mediterranean southwestern Asia as their "ancient home."
** All of the cases mentioned above where Arabic people can possess traditionally "white" characteristics applies just as much to Jews from that area, meaning it's not just Ashkenazi Jews who can have lighter skin and blond hair
* The Black Seminoles are a controversial section of the Seminole tribe who are descended from escaped American slaves who sought refuge with the Seminoles in Spanish Florida. Many interbred with the Creek descended natives, while others remain genetically separate. The debate continues today as to whether they count as a true part of the tribe as they have little or no genetic connection, but upwards of two hundred years of cultural connection.
* Russian poet [[Creator/AlexanderPushkin Alexander Pushkin]]'s great grandfather, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abram_Petrovich_Gannibal Abram Petrovich Gannibal]], had been an ennobled Black Russian (born in Africa). And a former slave to the Ottoman Turks, to boot. Which makes him the first African Black and the first liberated slave to attain Major-General rank and noble titles in modern history, 4 decades before the below-quoted Dumas.
* General [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas-Alexandre_Dumas Thomas-Alexandre Dumas]], a Black half-Haitian and son of a French Marquis and a slave woman (and as such, according to laws of the era, technically both a Marquis and a slave), became a hero of UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution and UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars and sired the more famous Creator/AlexandreDumas ''père'' (who also inherited dark skin and Black features). To a guy who insulted his racial heritage, Alexandre answered: "My father was a mulatto, my grandfather was a Negro, and my great-grandfather a monkey. [[TakeThat You see, Sir, my family starts where yours ends.]]" (Technically, it was his grandmother who was black, as his grandfather was a French marquis.)
* The famous mummies found along the Silk Road in Western China often have blonde or red hair and other Caucasian features and artifacts found with them suggest blue or green eyes as well. Incidentally, as late as the Tang Dynasty (8th or 9th century AD) the Chinese generally described the alien peoples along their Northwestern frontier as "red haired, green-eyed barbarians" and such descriptions may be justified given these archeological findings. Since many people from these tribes, along with those from even further west, (including the first Christians in China) settled in Chinese heartland, blond, blue-eyed Chinese may have been not a completely unfamiliar sight in medieval China as depicted in classic Chinese novels, as noted above.
* Joseph Pierce, a Chinese orphan from Canton, was adopted by Connecticut ship captain Amos Peck. Pierce enlisted in the army on 26 July 1862 and became a part of Company F of the 14th Regiment of the Connecticut volunteer infantry that became part of the Second Brigade of the Third Division of the Second Army Corps of the Army of the Potomac. From 1862 to 1865, Pierce took part in many important events of the American Civil War, fighting in major campaigns in Antietam to Gettysburg. He was present at Lee's surrender at the Appomattox Court House. Pierce achieved the highest rank of any Chinese American to serve in the US Army, reaching the rank of corporal. Pierce's picture hangs in the Gettysburg Museum. In 2007, the US House of Representatives passed a legislation honoring the actions of Pierce and other Asian-Pacific Islander soldiers in the Civil War.
* Afrikaners (also known as "Boers") sometimes half-jokingly describe themselves as "the only white tribe in Africa" which is - given the other examples on this page not exactly 100% accurate, however, they are still a sizable minority in South Africa and Namibia and speak a language closely related to Dutch.
* Namibia was a German colony for about three decades and even today many Namibians (both black and white) speak German. A historically important (and still extant) opposition party is called the "Democratic Turnhalle Alliance" after the place of their founding. One of the most interesting groups of Namibians with a connection to Germany are the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GDR_Children_of_Namibia GDR children of Namibia]] who grew up in the GDR during the time when Namibia's now ruling party SWAPO was an underground movement allied with the Warsaw pact.
* According to tests done to his mummy Egyptian ruler UsefulNotes/RamsesII had red hair.
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23rd Nov '16 1:35:22 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* A late-1990s multimedia ad campaign for Three Musketeers candy bars portrayed the Musketeers in claymation and comic book art. One of the Musketeers was black. Later commercials replaced the short white Musketeer with a [[RaceLift short latino]]. Alexandre Dumas was himself one quarter black.

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* A late-1990s multimedia ad campaign for Three Musketeers candy bars portrayed the Musketeers in claymation and comic book art. One of the Musketeers was black. Later commercials replaced the short white Musketeer with a [[RaceLift short latino]]. Alexandre Dumas was himself one quarter black.black, though he lived 200 years after the events of his story.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'' has an Italian, British, Chinese and African monk living in the monastery in Ireland. As recounted in ''How The Irish Saved Civilization'', though, refugees from all over the Roman world went to Ireland fleeing the barbarian horde, so the monks of Ireland at the time would in theory, be cosmopolitan. ''Not once'', though, do the monks ever bring up religious topics, nor does a cross appear.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'' has an Italian, British, Chinese and African monk living in the monastery in Ireland. As recounted in ''How The Irish Saved Civilization'', though, refugees from all over the Roman world went to Ireland fleeing the barbarian horde, so the monks of Ireland at the time would in theory, be cosmopolitan. ''Not once'', though, do the monks ever bring up religious topics, nor does a cross appear.



* Creator/KennethBranagh's version of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' has a few black people among the staff of the castle. Including one woman who was originally a "gentleman" in the play. In Denmark, in the 1600s. The film has a more 1800s style, but that doesn't change much. Although it would have been slightly less likely in the 16th century, the Virgin Islands were a Danish Colony until the Great War.

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* Creator/KennethBranagh's version of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' has a few black people among the staff of the Danish castle. Including one woman who was originally a "gentleman" in the play. In Denmark, in the 1600s. The film has a more 1800s style, updates the time period to somewhere in the 1800s, but that doesn't change much. Although it would have been slightly less likely in the 16th century, the Virgin Islands were a Danish Colony until the Great War.



* The Creator/JuliaRoberts film ''Film/MonaLisaSmile'' was criticized for not having a token black among the cast, despite the film being set in a New England College in the 1950's. Part of the problem was a bad line in the auditioning papers, where they wanted girls who were [[ButNotTooBlack not too tan]], to portray the time period accurately. Seeing as it was a real women's college that ''did'' have black women in the time period, the supposed ratio would have had about three tokens in a crowd of two hundred.



* ''Film/ThreeHundred'' features quite a few high-ranking black members of the Persian Empire, implying that a significant population of the elites in Persia were black. This was not the case.

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* ''Film/ThreeHundred'' features quite a few high-ranking black members of the Persian Empire, implying that a significant population of the elites in Persia were black. This was The Persian Empire under Xerxes I only held a small portion of modern-day Egypt and so did not the case. have any large population of sub-Saharan Africans, particularly among its elites.
23rd Nov '16 8:32:29 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** A more straightforward example of this trope is the rumored casting of Tessa Thompson as the heroine Valkyrie for ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', who was in the comics a mortal Norse woman named Brunnhilde empowered by Odin to guide the slain to Valhalla.
23rd Nov '16 8:31:33 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/BlackSails'' includes a Japanese member of a Caribbean pirate crew in 1715. While improbable, a Japanese sailor in the 18th century Caribbean is quite possible. The first documented Japanese presence in the Americas was [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Juan_Bautista_(ship) in 1613]], when ''Date Maru'', a galleon built by the Japanese to Spanish specifications, arrived at Acapulco, Mexico, with a mostly Japanese crew. Japan also maintained contact with several western countries during their isolationist period, both officially and unofficially: The Dutch were permitted an embassy and trade port at Nagasaki throughout the period. The Spanish in the Philippines and the ports of the future United States had also long conducted trade with smugglers, and recieved trickles of immigrants from the persecuted JapaneseChristian community.

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* ''Series/BlackSails'' includes a Joji, a Japanese member of a Caribbean pirate crew in 1715. While improbable, it's possible that a single Japanese sailor in the 18th century might somehow get himself onto a Caribbean is quite possible. The first documented Japanese presence in pirate ship, the Americas was show takes place during a period of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Juan_Bautista_(ship) org/wiki/Sakoku extreme seclusion]] in 1613]], when ''Date Maru'', a galleon built by Japan, where the Japanese to Spanish specifications, arrived at Acapulco, Mexico, with a mostly Japanese crew. Japan also maintained contact with several western countries during their isolationist period, both officially and unofficially: The Dutch were permitted an embassy and trade port at Nagasaki throughout the period. The Spanish in the Philippines and the ports of the future United States had also long conducted trade with smugglers, and recieved trickles of immigrants government actively prohibited its people from the persecuted JapaneseChristian community.
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8th Nov '16 3:06:46 AM alicecold
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** Convesely, there are people with black hair, brown eyes, and Asiatic features in places like (gasp) Northern Europe. And no, not just the Native American Vikings mentioned above; they're actual, indigenous peoples. Most significant in traditional eugenics are the Finno-Ugric peoples like Finns, who all have dark hair and slanted brown eyes in their native Ural Mountains home in far east; modern Finns, Estonians, Hungarians, Samis as well as Komi who live in the corner of Ural and Arctic Seas are actually oddities who have assimilated themselves with the white Turkic and Indo-European neighbors, causing them to have Caucasian features and (in the case of Northern Europeans), light hair and eye color. Even then, their original traits haven't gone forever, which is why many Finns have "Chinese-looking" eyes, unlike anywhere else in northern Europe where this never happens, even though they otherwise have blond hair, and it's not because foreign Asian features would increase towards east where those genes come from. For example, [[http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=10rmj6a&s=8#.Vqdys_l97IU https://www.google.fi/imgres? these]] [[http://www.electronicbeats.net/artist/bjork/ women]] are fully-blooded Finn, this is very common Finnish look that you wouldn't find in Scandinavia.

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** Convesely, there are people with black hair, brown eyes, and Asiatic features in places like (gasp) Northern Europe. And no, not just the Native American Vikings mentioned above; they're actual, indigenous peoples. Most significant in traditional eugenics are the Finno-Ugric peoples like Finns, who all have dark hair and slanted brown eyes in their native Ural Mountains home in far east; modern Finns, Estonians, Hungarians, Samis as well as Komi who live in the corner of Ural and Arctic Seas are actually oddities who have assimilated themselves with the white Turkic and Indo-European neighbors, causing them to have Caucasian features and (in the case of Northern Europeans), light hair and eye color. Even then, their original traits haven't gone forever, which is why many Finns have "Chinese-looking" eyes, unlike anywhere else in northern Europe where this never happens, even though they otherwise have blond hair, and it's not because foreign Asian features would increase towards east where those genes come from. For example, [[http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=10rmj6a&s=8#.Vqdys_l97IU https://www.google.fi/imgres? these]] [[http://www.electronicbeats.net/artist/bjork/ women]] are this woman]] is a fully-blooded Finn, this is very common Finnish look that you wouldn't find in Scandinavia.look.
26th Oct '16 8:03:07 PM PaulA
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* A PeterDavid novel about King Arthur in modern times, ''Knight Life'', makes Percival, the Grail Knight, a Moor. Everyone is totally surprised by this in the novel and a scholar or two "refutes" it in front of him.

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* A PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid novel about King Arthur in modern times, ''Knight Life'', ''Literature/KnightLife'', makes Percival, the Grail Knight, a Moor. Everyone is totally surprised by this in the novel and a scholar or two "refutes" it in front of him.
2nd Oct '16 9:29:10 AM himynameisben95
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** The series 9 opener "The Magician's Apprentice" features some black extras in Essex in 1138, leading to some debate as to whether this is realistic or not.
30th Sep '16 8:13:12 PM Nonnana
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** Convesely, there are people with black hair, brown eyes, and Asiatic features in places like (gasp) Northern Europe. And no, not just the Native American Vikings mentioned above; they're actual, indigenous peoples. Most significant in traditional eugenics are the Finno-Ugric peoples, who primarily have dark hair and slanted brown eyes in their native Ural Mountains home; modern Finns, Estonians, Hungarians, Samis as well as Komi who live in the corner of Ural and Arctic Seas are actually oddities who have assimilated themselves with the white Turkic and Indo-European neighbors, causing them to have Caucasian features and (in the case of Northern Europeans), light hair and eye color. Even then, their original traits haven't gone forever, which is why one can sometimes find Finns with "Chinese-looking" eyes, unlike anywhere else in northern Europe where this never happens, even though they otherwise have blond hair, and it's not because foreign Asian features would increase towards east where those genes come from. For example, [[http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=10rmj6a&s=8#.Vqdys_l97IU https://www.google.fi/imgres? these]] [[http://www.electronicbeats.net/artist/bjork/ women]] are fully-blooded Finn, this is very common Finnish look that you wouldn't find in Scandinavia.

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** Convesely, there are people with black hair, brown eyes, and Asiatic features in places like (gasp) Northern Europe. And no, not just the Native American Vikings mentioned above; they're actual, indigenous peoples. Most significant in traditional eugenics are the Finno-Ugric peoples, peoples like Finns, who primarily all have dark hair and slanted brown eyes in their native Ural Mountains home; home in far east; modern Finns, Estonians, Hungarians, Samis as well as Komi who live in the corner of Ural and Arctic Seas are actually oddities who have assimilated themselves with the white Turkic and Indo-European neighbors, causing them to have Caucasian features and (in the case of Northern Europeans), light hair and eye color. Even then, their original traits haven't gone forever, which is why one can sometimes find many Finns with have "Chinese-looking" eyes, unlike anywhere else in northern Europe where this never happens, even though they otherwise have blond hair, and it's not because foreign Asian features would increase towards east where those genes come from. For example, [[http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=10rmj6a&s=8#.Vqdys_l97IU https://www.google.fi/imgres? these]] [[http://www.electronicbeats.net/artist/bjork/ women]] are fully-blooded Finn, this is very common Finnish look that you wouldn't find in Scandinavia.
3rd Sep '16 7:31:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* A [[SassyBlackWoman Black Moorish woman prosecuting attorney]] named [[{{Valkyries}} Brunhild]] (!) appears in the eponymous ''Die Morin'', written by [[HolyRomanEmpire German]] poet Hermann von Sachsenheim in the year ''[[TheLateMiddleAges 1453]]''. She is supposed to prosecute love cases for the goddess Venus and her lover, King Theatre/{{Tannhaeuser}} (!!), who, according to legend, lived in a subterranean kingdom under some mountain in Germany. Probably Sachsenheim assumed that a servant of Venus was a pagan, and a pagan was a Muslim, and a Muslim was a Moor, and that "Brun-hild" meant "brown-maiden" (instead of "byrnie (=mail-coat)-warrior").

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* A [[SassyBlackWoman Black Moorish woman prosecuting attorney]] named [[{{Valkyries}} Brunhild]] (!) appears in the eponymous ''Die Morin'', written by [[HolyRomanEmpire [[UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire German]] poet Hermann von Sachsenheim in the year ''[[TheLateMiddleAges 1453]]''. She is supposed to prosecute love cases for the goddess Venus and her lover, King Theatre/{{Tannhaeuser}} (!!), who, according to legend, lived in a subterranean kingdom under some mountain in Germany. Probably Sachsenheim assumed that a servant of Venus was a pagan, and a pagan was a Muslim, and a Muslim was a Moor, and that "Brun-hild" meant "brown-maiden" (instead of "byrnie (=mail-coat)-warrior").
2nd Sep '16 1:37:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* African German [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Hauck Hans Hauck]] was a soldier in the [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons German Wehrmacht]] during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. There were quite a few African Germans in Nazi Germany, either descended from people from the [[ImperialGermany colonies]] or the children of black French soldiers from the 1923-25 Occupation of the Ruhr, so called Rhineland bastards. Indeed, as they were considered inferior and not fit for military service, but not a threat like Jews and Slavs, black Germans were more likely to survive the war than ethnic Germans. There is also the story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Massaquoi Hans Jürgen Massaquoi]] whose autobiography was put to film. This made him one of the better known Afro-Germans in Germany.

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* African German [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Hauck Hans Hauck]] was a soldier in the [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons German Wehrmacht]] during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. There were quite a few African Germans in Nazi Germany, either descended from people from the [[ImperialGermany [[UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany colonies]] or the children of black French soldiers from the 1923-25 Occupation of the Ruhr, so called Rhineland bastards. Indeed, as they were considered inferior and not fit for military service, but not a threat like Jews and Slavs, black Germans were more likely to survive the war than ethnic Germans. There is also the story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Massaquoi Hans Jürgen Massaquoi]] whose autobiography was put to film. This made him one of the better known Afro-Germans in Germany.
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