Discovering London Statues and Monuments

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Osprey Publishing, 2002 - Art - 128 pages
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Londoners are especially fortunate in the richness of their monumental heritage. Few streets in the cities of London and Westminster are without some inscribed reminder of a past worthy or cause; others are crowded with them. Margaret Baker here explains some of the reasons for London's sculpted gallery and describes the subjects, the donors, the sculptors and the results. From the sixteenth-century statue of Queen Elizabeth I in Fleet Street to Montgomery, with his back to the Ministry of Defence, this book will prove a rich source of fact and anecdote, a who's who in bronze and stone in the capital city. This completely revised edition, now extended to include memorials throughout Greater London, has over six hundred entries, from Haile Selassie to Oscar Wilde, from Sikorski to Hogarth. Other titles by this author are: Discovering the Folklore of Plants Discovering Christmas Customs and Traditions
  

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Contents

Introduction
4
Charing Cross Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square
6
Whitehall and Horse Guards
16
Westminster to Millbank
26
Chelsea and Battersea
42
Around the Mall and St Jamess Park
50
Piccadilly and Bond Street
60
Hyde Park and Belgravia
63
St Pauls
145
The Bank and Royal Exchange
151
The City and north to Islington
155
Cornhill to Tower Hill
165
The East End and Docklands
166
Kennington to London Bridge
175
London Bridge to Rotherhithe
182
Greenwich and Woolwich
187

Knightsbridge and Kensington
70
Around Oxford Street
82
Bloomsbury Euston and Camden Town
95
Paddington to Regents Park
105
Strand to Fleet Street
112
Westminster to Blackfriars
125
Holborn to St Pauls
139
South London
197
Westwards from Putney
203
North London
209
Bibliography
216
Maps
217
Index
221
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Mark Ludy is an Author, Illustrator and regular Speaker. He has created and participated in many works, each unique and full of detail, whimsy and wonder. His work is often laced with a poignancy and pulls upon the heart. He has three children and is always on the go. Follow and learn more at MarkLudy.com.

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