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Boudicca’s Statue
For all the world, this massive bronze statue of the legendary Queen Boudicca in her chariot looks as if it’s about to take the City of London. Pulled by rearing horses, Boudicca – or Boadicea as she’s sometimes known – looks capable of anything. And if history is to be believed, she was a formidable enemy. After the Roman occupying force flogged her and raped her daughters, Boudicca led her East Anglian forces into battle against them, ransacking Colchester and St. Albans and burning London before being finally defeated in AD62. The statue was made by the English artist Thomas Thornycroft from 1856 until 1885, but it wasn’t erected in its current position near Westminster Bridge until 1902. Interest in Boudica was revived in Victorian times when Queen Victoria was portrayed as her namesake – and if mutterings in Hollywood are anything to go by, another revival is on the way – there are no less than four projects in the pipeline on her life, including Mel Gibson’s Warrior.

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statue, london, uk, thames, hdr, big ben, westminster pier, boudiccas statue

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  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful lighting and details, great colours in the background!!

  • Thanks Shaun !!

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  • katarina86
    katarina86almost 5 years ago

    good one

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  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 5 years ago

    beautiful work Colin.x

  • Thanks Catherine xx

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  • simba
    simbaalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant shot.

  • Thanks Linda

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  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 5 years ago

    Wow what a brillant sculpture, excellent shot Colin.

  • Thanks Steven !!

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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 5 years ago

    Hello Colin, this is another great capture, love the comp0ostion.

    Malcolm

  • Thanks Malcolm

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  • Andrew S
    Andrew Salmost 5 years ago

    Like the POV, certainly looks like she could come to life any moment. Nice history too…..

  • Thanks Andrew !

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  • Beverley  Johnston
    Beverley John...almost 5 years ago

    So crisp and clear beautiful,

  • Thanks !!

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  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 5 years ago

    Ah but in true legendary hero fashion She killed herself and her children when the Romans cornered her. Hollywood would require that she went down fighting. Great shot Colin, Bill

  • Thanks bill, this is the statue by Big Ben !

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  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyalmost 5 years ago

    Very nicely capture Colin

  • Thanks Chris

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