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Charles I Statue

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Alice R wrote a review Mar 2020
Hobart, Australia7,660 contributions600 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Nicholas H wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom20,637 contributions885 helpful votes
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 and saved, before being installed in its present location in 1675. It was moved again during WW2 before reinstated after the war ended. The carvings on the plinth have started to wear badly, presumably because of air pollution. The statue is impressive with a sense of movement in the horse and a slightly arrogant look on the face of the King.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Chris wrote a review Sep 2019
St Albans, United Kingdom4,407 contributions899 helpful votes
This is one of many statues and monuments in Trafalgar Square, just up from Whitehall. Charles I, King of England is riding on his horse. The statue is made out of bronzed metal and the base from Portland Stone, I believe.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Climb14ers wrote a review Jun 2019
Colorado Springs, Colorado1,780 contributions302 helpful votes
One of the many statues in Trafalgar Square. This commemorates the guy who lost his head. Pretty standard statue.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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macedonboy wrote a review Mar 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom146,700 contributions100,723 helpful votes
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The equestrian statue of the British monarch Charles I, of the Royal House of Stuarts and only King executed by the Cromwell forces after the civil war. The statue is the first Renaissance-style equestrian statue in England. Following the civil war and poor Charles being on the losing side, the statue was sold to a metalsmith to be broken down, but it was hidden it until the collapse of the Protectorate and the restoration of the British monarchy. The statue shows Charles I on horseback, wearing a demi-suit of armour. In his right hand, he holds a baton and the reins of the horse in his left.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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