The Recent Attacks on The National Trust Shows Britain Still Prefers Fiction To Facts

Media and government attacks on The National Trust’s project stem from the quintessentially British tradition of purposely obscuring the past.

Speke Hall in Liverpool, United Kingdom. The Hall is one of the many country estates managed by The National Trust that were originally owned by enslavers. Source: The National Trust Images/Paul Harris
Protestors throw a statue of British slave trader Edward Colston into the River Avon, Bristol, United Kingdom. The act marked the start of a renewed debate about the monuments to slavery and colonialism that festoon every inch of British public space. Source: Twitter

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