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Monarchs - Temple of British Worthies, Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 01.780 W 001° 00.819
30U E 636267 N 5766200
Quick Description: These are the famous monarchs in the Temple of British Worthies.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/8/2009 1:16:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM65X2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 2

Long Description:
Depicted are King William III 'who by his virtue and constancy having saved his country from a foreign master by a bold and generous enterprise preserved the liberty and religion of Great Britain'. visit link

Queen Elizabeth 'who confounded the projects and destroyed the power'. visit link

Edward Prince of Wales 'The terror of Europe, the delight of England, who preserved unaltered in the height of glory and and fortune his natural gentleness and modesty.' visit link

King Alfred 'The mildest justest, most beneficent of Kings who drove out the danes and secured the seas, protected learning, established juries, crushed corruption, guarded liberty, and was the founder of the English constitution.' visit link

The temple was designed by William Kent in 1734. Each of the 16 niches contain a bust by Rysbrack and Scheemakers; these are the 4 monarchs from the temple. In the gallery are all the busts with their text appropriately named.

Monarch Ranking: King / Queen

Proper Title and Name of Monarch: King William III, Queen Elizabeth I, Prince Edward of Wales and King Alfred

Country or Empire of Influence: British Empire

Website for additonal information: [Web Link]

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