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Hotel Russell - Queen Elizabeth I Hotel Russell

Statue: Hotel Russell - Queen Elizabeth I

Site: Hotel Russell (8 memorials)

WC1, Russell Square, 1-8

This ornate extravaganza, designed by the splendidly named Fitzroy Doll, was built in 1898. Ornamental Passions has a good post about the building's sculptures.

On the Russell Square frontage above the main entrance there are 4 statues of British queens, left to right: Elizabeth I, Mary II, Anne, Victoria.

On the Guilford Street frontage there are 4 male busts, left to right: Lord Derby, Lord Salisbury, Gladstone, Disraeli. Dizzy is easy to spot but we initially found the identity of the other three magnificently miserable gentlemen a mystery. Ornamental Passions have solved the conundrum for us. We are still puzzled why the PMs are all wearing something that looks like (but presumably isn't) a mayoral chain and so, strangely enough, is Queen Anne but not, as far as we can see, the other Queens.

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Queen Elizabeth I

Daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Born Greenwich Palace.  Succeede...

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Henry Fehr

Other work in London: Methodist Central Hall (with Henry Poole).

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