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'Woke' musuem apologises to poet Hughes' widow for 'highly misleading' slave trade link

1 month ago   |   By Daily Express

THE British Library has apologised to the Carol Hughes, widow of former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, after his name was included on a register of famous figures with connections to the slave trade.
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British Library apologises for linking Ted Hughes to slave trade

British Library apologises for linking Ted Hughes to slave trade

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

The poet had been wrongly included among more than 300 figures whose collections were associated with wealth obtained from colonial violence
The British Library has apologised to Carol Hughes, the widow of the former poet laureate Ted Hughes, after it linked him to the slave trade through a distant ancestor. Hughes's name had been included on a spreadsheet from the library detailing more than 300 figures with “evidence of connections to slavery, profits from slavery or from colonialism”. Hughes's link was through Nicholas Ferrar, who was born in 1592 and whose family was, the library said...
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