William III - Bristol, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pseudoprime
N 51° 27.033 W 002° 35.703
30U E 528139 N 5700007
Quick Description: This statue of William III is the centerpiece of Queen's Square in Old Bristol.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/19/2008 9:27:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM4Q7B
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
"The introduction of Rysbrach’s equestrian statue of William III to Queen Square (1735) helped define Bristol’s premier public forum (and, by inference, the city itself) as protestant, libertarian and Hanoverian, causing rioting around its base by Tory discontents after it was unveiled. A century later in 1831, reform rioters burned down two sides of the Square, but rather than damage the statue, decorated it with a revolutionary tricolor." -- from a review of Douglas Merritt's Sculpture in Bristol by Steve Poole, University of the West of England
Identity of Rider: William III

Name of artist: Rysbrach

Date of Dedication: 1736

Material: Bronze

Unusual Features: Either side of the statue you can find old boundary markers in the ground.

Position: Two Hooves Raised

Identity of Horse: Not listed

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