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Statue: Richard I statue

Erection date: 1860


{On the front of the plinth:}
Richard I, Coeur de lion, 1189 - 1199.

{The sides have bronze relief panels which we are told depict Richard in battle and pardoning the archer that mortally wounded him.}

This bronze statue is considered Marochetti's finest. It was first exhibited outside the Crystal Palace in 1851 and then, by public demand, a bronze version was erected here in 1860. The sword was bent by a bomb in WW2 but has since been straightened.

See Edward the Black Prince for a copy of this statue and an explanation of why you might find it familiar.

Site: Richard I statue (1 memorial)

SW1, Old Palace Yard

We can't view the panels on the sides of the plinth because the very polite police officer won't allow us any closer than the entrance to this parking area.

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Richard I statue

Information Subjects commemorated

King Richard I

Richard the Lionheart.  Born Oxford, son of Henry II. King of England 6 July ...

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Richard I statue

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Baron Carlo Marochetti

Born Turin. Lived in France most of his life but escaped to London in 1848. B...

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