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(lost) Tower of London execution site - c.1910

Tower of London execution site Tower of London execution site - c.1910
Inscription

Site of the scaffold on which were executed Queen Anne Boleyn, Queen Katherine Howard, Lady Jane Grey & others.

This image came from Twitter via Londonist, and from the children's clothes must be about 1900.

2020: Terje Hartberg contacted us via Twitter directing us to this Flickr stream which has a photo of this plaque in 1939, from a different angle. The frame of the plaque has changed since the earlier photo but that's all. Thanks Terje.

Site: Tower of London execution site (3 memorials)

EC3, Tower Green, Tower of London

Members of royalty sentenced to death were spared the ordeal of public execution on Tower Hill. This spot, inside the very secure Tower of London, was reserved just for them, and apparently the executions took place under cover. Excavations have confirmed the existence of a building here.

2017: Within a few weeks we came across not just one but two predecessors to the glass cushion which has been here since 2006. We're being very nerdish, publishing them as 'lost' memorials, even though the current location of one of them is actually known.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Tower of London execution site - c.1910

Subjects commemorated Information

Anne Boleyn

Second wife of Henry VIII and so Queen of England, 1533 to 1536.  Though marr...

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Lady Jane Grey

Married to Lord Guilford Dudley.  Her husband’s father persuaded the dying Ed...

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Catherine Howard

As lady-in-waiting to Anne of Cleves Catherine attracted Henry's ever-roving ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Tower of London execution site - c.1910

Also at this site Information

Tower of London execution site

Catling wrote the poem as well as creating the sculpture. Doesn't that cushio...

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Tower of London execution site - 1972

In the first 2 minutes of the 1972 CCF film "The Boy Who Turned Yellow" some ...

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Tylers' and Bricklayers' Hall

Tylers' and Bricklayers' Hall

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Note the very correct use of apostrophes

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
John Betjeman - SW3

John Betjeman - SW3

SW3, Radnor Walk, 29

Sir John Betjeman, 1906 - 1984, Poet Laureate and conservationist, lived here, 1973 - 1984.

1 subject commemorated
H. G. Wells - Sevenoaks

H. G. Wells - Sevenoaks

TN13, Eardley Road, 23

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2 subjects commemorated, 1 creator
Winston Churchill - Caxton Hall

Winston Churchill - Caxton Hall

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2 subjects commemorated, 2 creators
Sir John Barbirolli - Marchmont Street

Sir John Barbirolli - Marchmont Street

WC1, Marchmont Street

Why, you ask, is this plaque attached to a low, free-standing, purpose-built pillar thing rather than to the building?  Because the build...

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator