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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Aug 2022 12:58 a.m. PST

For more than a century, the portrait of Thomas Picton hung in a prominent position at the National Museum Cardiff, the image's description hailing him as a military hero rather than a tyrant and a torturer, before it was removed from view in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests.

From Monday the two-metre-tall portrait of Lt Gen Picton is back on display in the Welsh capital but in a very different context…

The Guardian: link

42flanker05 Aug 2022 5:13 a.m. PST


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 5:18 a.m. PST

Another thread:

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All Sir Garnett05 Aug 2022 9:58 a.m. PST

Woke spheroids

Old Peculiar23 Aug 2022 4:49 a.m. PST

Hmmm, Woke, that means educated and aware, so if you are anti-woke you are pro ignorant and stupid. The fact that a minority of those labelled woke over react does not mean that awareness and education are negatives! Picton's record as a brutal slave owner and exploiter should be made more common knowledge, and not ignored by those wearing military history blinkers.

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