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Maughan - Edward III Old Public Record Office - 2 kings

Statue: Maughan - Edward III

Erection date: 1896

Inscription

Rex Edwardus Tertius

By 1377 the House of Converts, on this site, was largely unused so the king, Edward III, gave it to the Keeper of the Rolls of Chancery and it was used to store the 'rolls' (legal archive) and later became known as the Public Record Office.

Site: Old Public Record Office - 2 kings (2 memorials)

WC2, Chancery Lane, Maughan Library of King's College, ex-PRO

Our photo shows the archway holding the two kings with Chancery Lane beyond.  This extension to the building is by Sir John Taylor, 1891-96.

See Old Public Record Office - 4 queens - for more info about the building.

We did not see the royal names ourselves and so could not ID the kings but Philip Ward-Jackson's magnificent 'Public Sculpture of the City of London' gave us the inscriptions.  Edward is above Henry.

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Maughan - Edward III

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King Edward III

Born Windsor Castle, son of Edward II.  Reigned 1327, aged 15, until his deat...

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Farmer & Brindley

Firm of sculptors. Founded by William Farmer (1825-1879) and William Brindley...

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Maughan - Edward III

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Maughan - Henry III

The building Henry clutches represents the House of the Converts which he bui...

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