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Charles I Statue, London

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  • This bronze equestrian statue made by a French sculptor is somewhat notable due to the lack of a helmet on his head whilst he is in armour.  more »
  • The statue was sculpted in 1633 and the plinth was supposedly carved to designs drawn by Christopher Wren and Grinling Gibbons. After Charles’s execution it was meant to be destroyed but was hidden...  more »
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  • It's very ironic to see the statue of Charles I here since he was beheaded 200-yard down the road in 1649 by the Parliamentarians. Anyhow, it's a good memorial as the execution of Charles I was a pivotal point in UK politics.
  • Another iconic statue near to Nelsons column. Charing Cross is often considered the center of London. This is an impressive statue and wonderful history. A very busy area and easy to not appreciate if you are crossing to Trafalger Square.

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