Maybe the darkies have something after all. Ken Craggs:
Here is a book entitled ‘Memoirs of the secret services of John Macky, Esq’, first published in 1733, which has many examples black nobility in Great Britain and other European countries. The book (p.36) states that Charles Lenos, is son to King Charles the Second and has a black complexion much like King Charles. On page 40 it states that, Charles, Duke of St Albans is son to King Charles and is of black complexion. Charles II died in 1685.
John Macky was apparently the first person to inform the British of James II’s intended invasion of England in 1692 after he fled from France to England.
Do have a look at that book – it only makes sense by seeing the repeated references to black.