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King Lud - St Dunstans - London, Great Britain.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 30.846 W 000° 06.609
30U E 700511 N 5710956
Quick Description: King Lud founder of London, defender of Britain. A gate called Ludgate were the original location of these statues, which is still a part of London. It is said his family defended Britain against Caesar.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/21/2013 2:00:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMG6PW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 6

Long Description:
Ludgate was the westernmost gate in London Wall. The name survives in Ludgate Hill, an eastward continuation of Fleet Street, and Ludgate Circus.

King lud & his Sons sculptures were removed from Ludgate along with Queen Elizabeth 1 and are now located in the porch of St Dunstans in the West Church, the three statues of ancient Britons are meant to represent King Lud and his two sons.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Ludgate Hill is a hill in the City of London, near the old Ludgate, a gate to the City that was taken down, with its attached gaol, in 1780. It is the site of St. Paul's Cathedral, traditionally said to have been the site of a Roman temple of the goddess Diana. It is one of the three ancient hills of London, the others being Tower Hill and Cornhill." Text Source: (visit link)

"Above the entrance to the old parochial school in 1766, is a statue of Queen Elizabeth I, taken from the old Ludgate, which was demolished at that time. This statue dating from 1586 and is contemporary with its subject and thought to be the oldest outdoor statue in London.[citation needed] In the porch below are three statues of ancient Britons also from the gate, probably meant to represent King Lud and his two sons." Text Source:
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Monarch Ranking: King / Queen

Proper Title and Name of Monarch: King Lud - founder of London, defender of Britain

Country or Empire of Influence: London, Britain.

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