In February, the Dean of Bristol Cathedral, the very reverend David Hoyle, announced his ‘openness’ to removing the Cathedral’s largest stain glassed window because of its links to the prominent seventeenth century Bristol slave trader and deputy governor of the Africa Company, Edward Colston. The Bristol campaign against the Colston legacy is the latest instalment in an Anglospheric movement to remove the stigma of the slave trade, colonialism and racism from statues and buildings on campuses and in public spaces.
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