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  1. He was killed in 1815 fighting at the Battle of Waterloo, during a crucial bayonet charge in which his division stopped d'Erlon 's corps' attack against the allied centre left. He was the most senior officer to die at Waterloo. He was a sitting Member of Parliament at the time of his death. Early life

  2. 18 de jun. de 2014 · The death of Sir Thomas Picton. Photo by The British Library/Robana via Getty Images Picton, seeing the danger, immediately ordered and led a bayonet charge that managed to halt the...

  3. 18 de jun. de 2015 · On 16 June 1815, Picton was badly injured at The Battle of Quatre Bras - but hid his wounds from his men. Two days later - at the Battle of Waterloo - he was shot through the temple by a musket...

  4. It is believed to have been exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1816, a year after Picton’s death. For a comprehensive account of the Louisa Calderon trial, and the role Thomas Picton played see James Epstein, ‘Politics of Colonial Sensation: The Trial of Thomas Picton and the Cause of Louisa Calderon’, American Historical Review (June 2007)

  5. 28 de ene. de 2023 · A 14-year-old girl described as a ‘free mulatto’ called Luisa Calderon, was accused of the theft of around £500. Picton authorised the use of a torture called picketing to get a confession from the girl, which involved her being suspended by the wrists, with the only way to support her body weight was standing on an upturned peg.

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