Category Archives: Statues and Memorials

Poor Woman’s Garden Gazing Ball

While I was writing my dissertation proposal, Mother accompanied me to Ruidoso, New Mexico for a working road trip. I wrote in the mornings while she slept in, then we’d have lunch in town and shop a little before I … Continue reading

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Westminster Scholars War Memorial: St. George and the Dragon

Meanwhile, back in London… The column memorial in front of Westminster Abbey commemorates Lord Raglan, Fitzroy James Henry Someset along with other former pupils from the Westminster School who died in the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny–known as the … Continue reading

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General Sir Henry Havelock

General Sir Henry Havelock occupies a spot in Trafalgar Square, just in front of King George IV–earlier profiled.  The Reverend W. Owen in 1858 published an account titled The Good Soldier: A Memoir of Major-General Sir Henry Havelock, of Lucknow, … Continue reading

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William and Mary

The statue of King William III is located at the south gate of Kensington Palace.  It was designed by Heinrich Bauke in 1907.  William of Orange led the invasion of England during the Glorious Revolution that saw the overthrow of … Continue reading

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King James II, and why London stopped feeding pigeons

The statue of James II stands in front of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square.  He is depicted as a Roman emperor, wearing armour and with a laurel wreath crown–under the pigeon perched on his head.  James II was originally … Continue reading

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The tale of a naked man on a horse in front of a coffee shop

When we drove past this corner, I asked myself why people might want to eat next to a statue of a naked man on a horse…and then promptly forgot about it.  Over the years as I had occasion to look … Continue reading

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Dr. Edward Jenner in Hyde Park

In this lovely Hyde Park Italian Gardens setting, one can almost overlook the statue of Dr. Edward Jenner.  Jenner is the tiny little statue you see in the approximate center of the photograph, beyond the pool of the fountains.  The … Continue reading

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