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Statue: James II statue

Inscription

{Inscribed in the old stone plinth:}
Jacobus Secundus
Dei Gratia
Angliae Scotiae
Franciae et
Hiberniae
Rex
Fidei Defensor
Anno MDCLXXXVI

{Translates as: James II, by the grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland. Defender of the Faith. 1686.}

Sculpted by Grinling Gibbons or one of his pupils this is considered a very fine statue. It is a pair with that of Charles II, James's brother and predecessor, at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, in that they were both commissioned by Tobias Rustat.

Site: James II statue (1 memorial)

WC2, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery front garden

A strong contender for the title "campest statue in London", this statue has seen more sites than most, starting off in Priory Gardens, the centre of Whitehall, the forecourt of the Admiralty and now here.

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James II statue

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King James II

England's last Roman Catholic king, James II of England but James VII of Scot...

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Grinling Gibbons

Born Rotterdam. Wood carver and sculptor. Other works in London: a marble fon...

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