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Nelson's Column and the statue of Charles I, from outside Trafalgar Square, London | by ell brown
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Nelson's Column and the statue of Charles I, from outside Trafalgar Square, London

Just outside Trafalgar Square, and in front of Nelson's Column is this 1633 statue of Charles I.

 

Cromwell ordered that it be destroyed, but it was hidden, and later re-erected by Charles II during the restoration in 1675.

 

It is a bronze statue, made in 1633 for Lord Treasurer Weston by Hubert le Sueur. The crown saved it and put it here in 1675. The carved work of the pedestal was done by Joshua Marshall.

 

Nelson is dwarfing the statue of Charles I

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Taken on October 16, 2009