Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Picton GCB (24 August 1758  – 18 June 1815) was a Welsh officer of the British Army who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. According to the historian Alessandro Barbero, Picton was "respected for his courage and feared for his irascible temperament".
Thomas Picton (24 de agosto de 1758-18 de junio de 1815) fue un general Galés. Luchó un gran número de campañas en el Ejército Británico hasta alcanzar el rango de Teniente General. Según el historiador Alessandro Barbero, Picton era "respetado por su coraje y por su temperamento."
18/06/2015 · Sir Thomas Picton's reputation for brutality came from the Caribbean In 1801, 14-year-old Luisa Calderon stood accused of being involved in the theft of around £500. The investigating magistrate...
Slave owner Sir Thomas Picton portrait returns in bid to reframe past
The portrait was removed from National Museum Cardiff in November following scrutiny of memorials to slave owners. The museum commissioned two artworks from Trinidadian artists to reframe his legacy and give a voice to his victims.
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Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Picton GCB (24 August 1758 – 18 June 1815) was a British Army officer who fought in a number of campaigns for Britain, and rose to the rank of lieutenant general. According to the historian Alessandro Barbero, Picton was "respected for his courage and feared for his irascible temperament." He is chiefly remembered for ...
Birthplace of Thomas Picton in Hill Street, Haverfordwest, marked with a commemorative blue plaque. The house later became the Dragon Hotel. Thomas Picton was the seventh of twelve children of Thomas Picton (1723–1790) of Poyston, Pembrokeshire, Wales, and his wife, Cecil née Powell (1728–1806). He was born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire on (proba...
Under Sir Ralph Abercromby, who succeeded Vaughan in 1795, he was present at the capture of St Lucia (after which he was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the 56th Foot) and then that of St Vincent. After the reduction of Trinidad in 1797, Abercromby made Picton governor of the island. For the next 5 years he held the island with a garrison he cons...
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Picton, Sir Thomas (1758-1815). Militar británico nacido en Poyston en agosto de 1758 y muerto en Waterloo el 18 de junio de 1815. El menor de los hijos de Thomas Picton, el 14 de noviembre de 1771 ingresó en el 12 regimiento de Infantería, mandado por su tío William Picton.
Born in August 1758, a younger son of Thomas Picton of Poyston, Pembrokeshire. He was commissioned in 1771 as ensign in the 12th regiment, then commanded by his uncle, but did not see active service until the capture of S. Lucia in 1796. His period of office as military governor of Trinidad occasioned violent controversy.