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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Westminster
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Roman Invasions and Occupation (55BC-early 5th Century AD)
Maker
Thomas Thornycroft
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1902
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
55473
Current location

Westminster Bridge
Westminster
City Of Westminster
Greater London
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 30330 79688
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Larger than life-sized bronze statue. Depicts chariot drawn by two rearing horses. Boudicca stands in the centre of the chariot holding a spear in one hand and with her other arm oustretched. Her two daughters stand either side of her in the chariot. The statue stands on a grey granite plinth, with gold engraved lettering on the front, left and right sides.
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: BOADICEA/ BOUDICCA/ QUEEN OF THE ICENI/ WHO DIED A.D. 61/ AFTER LEADING HER PEOPLE/ AGAINST THE ROMAN INVADER 3 O'CLOCK FACE: REGIONS CAESAR NEVER KNEW/ THY POSTERITY SHALL SWAY 9 O'CLOCK FACE: THIS STATUE BY THOMAS THORNYCROFT/ WAS PRESENTED TO LONDON BY HIS SON/ SIR JOHN ISAAC THORNYCROFT CE/ AND PLACED HERE BY THE LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL. A.D. 1902.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Roman Invasions and Occupation (55BC-early 5th Century AD)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,forename,occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: The sculpture was given to the nation by the sculptor's son and money was raised by public subscription to have it cast in bronze.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate,private,public
Reference
  • The Times July 1871

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