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Boadicea and her Daughters

(also Boudicca or Boadicea)
(d. AD 60 or 61)
Queen of the British Iceni tribe, a Celtic tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire
(Wikipedia)
Hamo Thornycroft & Thomas Thornycroft
1856-83

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Description

Bronze statue of Boudica standing in a chariot drawn by two horses. Behind Boudica het two daughters.

Inscription(s)

BOADICEA
(boudicca)
queen of the iceni
who died a.d. 61
after leading her people
against the Roman invader

regions cæsar never knew
thy posterity shall sway

this statue by thomas thornycroft
was presented to london by his son
sir john isaac thornycroft c.e.
and placed here by the london county council
a.d. 1902.

Text copied from Remember Londen,
and a photo
for us invisible because of a souvenir stand
A quote from William Cowper's 1782
poem Boadicea, an ode.

Annotation

The elder Thornycroft's magnum opus, brought to completion by his son. The style of the figures was out of fashion by the time the group was installed here in 1902.

London - Boadicea and her Daughters

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Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°30'3" W 0°7'25"

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