Bust

Old Westminster Library - head 1 - Spenser

We first thought Francis Bacon but he normally has more hair, and, so far, all the heads are literary rather than scientific.

Site: Old Westminster Library - 6 heads (7 memorials)

SW1, Great Smith Street

The foundation stone is immediately to the right of the central entrance.

Above the entrance: "Westminster Public Library, The united parishes of St Margaret and St John the Evangelist, AD 1893". In 1985 this building was threatened with demolition and was only saved by a campaign which brought about the Thorney Island Society.

The Listing identifies the heads for us, and we've numbered them left to right.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Old Westminster Library - head 1 - Spenser

Subjects commemorated i

Edmund Spenser

Poet.  Probably born in East or West Smithfield. Best known for the epic poem...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Old Westminster Library - head 1 - Spenser

Also at this site i

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