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Statue: Boadicea/Boudicca/Boudica

Erection date: 1902


{On the front of the plinth:}
Boadicea, Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni who died AD 61 after leading her people against the Roman invader.

{On the right, river side:}
Regions Caesar never knew, thy posterity shall sway. {A quote from William Cowper's 1782 poem "Boadicea, an ode".}

{On the left, road side:}
This statue by Thomas Thornycroft was presented to London by his son Sir John Isaac Thornycroft CE and placed here by the London County Council, AD 1902.

The horses look totally out of control to us; no wonder the two daughters look so worried.

Site: Boadicea/Boudicca/Boudica (1 memorial)

SW1, Westminster Bridge

At one stage this statue was intended to be placed on Parliament Hill. Here was a tumulus, supposedly Boudicca's burial place and when, in 1894 the LCC decided to excavate it, a Thornycroft proposed this statue for the site. However the findings caused the Society of Antiquaries to consider the legend disproved and the statue was placed here in Westminster instead.

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Boudicca / Boadicea / Boudica

Queen of the Iceni.  When the Romans arrived in AD 43 her husband, Prasutagus...

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London County Council

Prior to the LCC London matters were run by church parishes. The LCC was the ...

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William Cowper

Poet and hymn writer.  Born Berkhamsted.  Spent his early years at Westminste...

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Sir John Isaac Thornycroft

Civil engineer.  Son of Thomas and Mary Thornycroft.  Born Rome.  Studied and...

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Thomas Thornycroft

Sculptor. born Cheshire. Came to London in 1835 where he was apprenticed to J...

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Morris Singer Foundry

Founded by John Webb Singer as the Frome Art Metal Works. Cast many of the be...

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