This is a political, cultural and intellectual biography of the neglected but important figure, Henry Redhead Yorke.
A West Indian of African/British descent, born into a slave society but educated in Georgian England, he developed a complex identity to which politics was key.
The most revolutionary radical in Britain between 1793-5, Yorke then recanted his radicalism and died a loyalist gentleman.
This book raises important issues about the impact of "outsider" politics in England and the complexities of politicization and identity construction in the Atlantic World.
It restores a forgotten black writer to his due place in history.