In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 yr outdated taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the primary (and stays the one) theft within the Gallery’s historical past. Kempton despatched ransom notes saying that he would return the portray provided that the federal government agreed to offer tv without spending a dime to the aged. What occurred subsequent grew to become the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the complete story emerge -Kempton had spun an online of lies. The solely fact was that he was man, decided to vary the world and save his marriage – how and why he used the Duke to attain that may be a splendidly uplifting story.