This year marks an intriguing step forward in the revival of baroque opera, which has gathered pace over the past half-century with the use of original instruments played in the style of the time.
In this episode of the podcast, Onyeka joins us to introduce a number of aspiring Africans who made an impact on Georgian society during the 18th century.
You can read Onyeka's article on the subject, Black Equestrians, in the July 2014 issue of History Today.
Adrian Teal's The Gin Lane Gazette is out now.
The only surviving possession known to have belonged to the black Chartist leader, William Cuffay, has been acquired by the Labour History Archive and Study Centre at the People's History Museum in Manchester.