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Richard I statue Richard I statue

Statue: Richard I statue

Erection date: 1860

Inscription

{On the front of the plinth:}
Richard I, Coeur de lion, 1189 - 1199.

{The other sides have bronze relief panels which we are told depict Richard in battle and pardoning the archer that mortally wounded him.}

This bronze statue is considered Marochetti's finest. It was first exhibited outside the Crystal Palace in 1851 and then, by public demand, a bronze version was erected here in 1860. The sword was bent by a bomb in WW2 but has since been straightened. 

Site: Richard I statue (1 memorial)

SW1, Old Palace Yard

We can't see the panels on the sides of the plinth because the very polite jobsworth won't allow us any closer than the entrance to this parking area.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Richard I statue

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King Richard I

Richard the Lionheart.  Born Oxford, son of Henry II. King of England 6 July ...

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Richard I statue

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Baron Carlo Marochetti

Born Turin. Lived in France most of his life but escaped to London in 1848. B...

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