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A Moor

1601: highly discontented to understand the great numbers of negars and Blackamoors which (as she is informed) are crept into this realm... who are fostered and relieved her to the great annoyance of her own liege people, that want the relief , which those people consume, as also for that the most of them are infidels, having no understanding of Christ or his Gospel. (pronouncement of Queen Elizabeth I in 1601) — Staying Power: the History of Black People in Britain, Peter Fryer, from.

A village in England
A person with dark skin, especially (but not necessarily) one from northern Africa

Gage noted the clothing of the slaves of the Spanish nobles, and silk was common to them. The gentlemen have their train of blackamoor slaves, some a dozen, some half a dozen, waiting on them, in brave and gallant liveries, heavy with gold and silver lace, with silk stockings on their black legs, and roses on their feet, and swords by their sides..

a blackamoor slave, a blackamoor servant; and hence any slave, servant, inferior, or child

In 1596 Elizabeth I had already decreed that all blackamoors should be sent back to Spain or Portugal as they were disturbing local labour markets. It became very fashionable for the wealthy to have blackamoor page boys and personal servants, as their complexions set off the pale-skinned beauty of the women of the family.

a stylized Negro

Argent, three blackamoors' heads couped sable, capped or, fretty gules.

{n} a negro, a black person
{i} black person (derogatory)
a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
A negro or negress




    black, negro



    [ 'bla-k&-"mur ] (noun.) 1547. From Blakemor (first recorded use in 1210), from Old English blæc, black + mór moor.

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