Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
London
London

Greater London

Victoria Embankment Gardens (WC2)
(Whitehall Garden)

William Tyndale

Gloucestershire c. 1494 - near Vilvoorde, Brabant, 1536
English scholar; leading figure in Protestant reform; well known for his translation of the Bible into English. He was tried on a charge of heresy in 1536 and condemned to be burned to death
(Wikipedia)
Sir Joseph Boehm RA
1884

London /  William Tyndale   London /  William Tyndale

Description

Bronze statue of Tyndale standing, in doctor's robes, with his right hand laid on an open copy of the New Testament resting on a primitive printing press. In his left hand is a manuscript, and other books and a scroll are at his feet. The statue is based on the painting at Hertford College Oxford, but whereas that shows the writer interrupted from his work, this is in academic garb and with his attributes of books and printing press.

Inscription(s)

WILLIAM TYNDALE
——
first translator of the
new testament
into english from the greek.
born a.d. 1484,
died a martyr at vilvorde
in belgium, a.d. 1536.
——
"thy word is a lamp to my feet, and
a light to my path" – "the entrance
of thy words giveth light."

psalm cxix. 103. 130.

"and this is the record that god has
given to us eternal life, and this life
is in his son."

i. john v. 11.

the last words
of William Tyndale were
"Lord! open the King of England's eyes."
within a year afterwards
a bible was placed in every
parish church by the King's command.

the following public bodies &c.
have each contributed £100.

british & foreign bible society.
oxford university.
cambridge university.
sunday school union.
british & foreign sailors society.
young men's christian association.
polytechnic young men's institute.
birmingham.
cheshire.
dorsetshire.
kent.
liverpool.
hon company of grocers.
st mary and quebec chapel.
proprietors of teh quiver.
court of common council
of the city of london.
belfast. ireland.

Signature

J.E. Boehm Fecit 1883

Annotation

Unveiled 7 May 1884. Erected by the British and Foreign Bible Society to commemorate their 80th anniversary, and the supposed 400th anniversary of Tyndale's birth.

London - William Tyndale

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location N 51°30'18" W 0°7'24"

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