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Edward VII bust Edward VII bust

Bust: Edward VII bust

Erection date: 12/10/1911

Inscription

{Immediately below the bust there is a curvaceous mongram:}
ER VII

{On the front of the pink granite plinth:}
Edward VII
"Peace hath her victories no less renowned than war."
Erected by a few freemasons of the Eastern District of London, 1911.

{On the under rim of the bust:}
Harris & Son Scs 1911 Mar.

While Prince of Wales Edward was Grand Master of the English Freemasons. The quote is from Milton's "To the Lord General Cromwell, on the Proposals of Certain Ministers" of 1652 and refers to Edward's role in building good relations with Europe, especially France (the Entente Cordiale was signed during his reign) but he fared less well with Germany.

The PMSA page gives "The bust was unveiled ... by Mr Edward White JP, Chairman of the London County Council, who presented it to the Stepney Borough Council. The sculptor is unknown, but the casting was carried out by a local firm, Harris and Son of Mile End Road. At the unveiling ceremony there was much praise for the 'excellent likeness' the bust represented."

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E1, Mile End Road

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King Edward VII

Reigned: 1901 - 1910. Born and died at Buckingham Palace. Victoria's eldest s...

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freemasons of the Eastern District of London

"a few freemasons of the Eastern District of London" in 1911.

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John Milton

Poet, essayist, playwright, historian, and diplomat. Born in the house called...

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