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Westminster School - Queen Elizabeth I statue Westminster School - Queen Elizabeth I statue and arches

Statue: Westminster School - Queen Elizabeth I statue

Erection date: 21/5/2010

Inscription

{Cut into the statue’s elliptical base:}
ELIZABETHAE PRIMAE REGINAE FUNDATRICIS NOSTRAE HANC IMAGINEM MUNIFICENTIA SOCIETATIS SCHOLARIS WESTMONASTERIENSIS MANDATAM ANNO POST COLLEGIUM CONDITUM CCCCLMODEDICAVIT VISITATRIX NOSTRA REGINA SECUNDA ELIZABETHA AD MMX.

SCULPSIT MATTHEW SPENDER ALUMNUS

{Translated as:}
Elizabeth II, our visitor, dedicated in the year 2010, the 450th anniversary of the foundation of the college, this statue of our foundress Elizabeth I, commissioned by the generosity of the Westminster School Society and sculpted by Matthew Spender, a former pupil.

Brought to our attention by Londonist's rather tongue-in-cheek post, though we see what they mean about the Polo mint. The sculptor is an old boy of the school.

8 feet tall, unveiled to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the granting of Westminster School's Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I. Old Westminster shows the statue from the front and goes to some lengths to justify its rather unusual appearance.

Site: Westminster School - Queen Elizabeth I statue and arches (2 memorials)

SW1, Dean's Yard, Westminster School

The statue is in the private gated yard that can be seen through this arch. It's Little Dean's Yard but those in the school just call it 'Yard'. The 'arches' plaque is in the passageway between the arch and the gate.

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Westminster School - Queen Elizabeth I statue

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Queen Elizabeth I

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

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Westminster School

Public school. It's full name is The Royal College of St Peter in Westminster...

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Westminster School Society

A charity administered by a council of Old Westminsters that provides financi...

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Queen Elizabeth II

Born 17 Bruton Street. When she was 10 her father became King George VI (on t...

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Matthew Spender

Son of Stephen Spender.  Born London.

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Westminster School - arches

No erection date is given but we've guessed that the work was done and the pl...

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