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Queen Victoria At City Hall Entrance - Bradford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 47.561 W 001° 45.206
30U E 582114 N 5961177
Quick Description: This statue of Queen Victoria is one of 34 monarch statues on the walls of Bradford City Hall.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/2/2012 5:10:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMFM8G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
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Long Description:
The statues are the rulers of England from King William I in 1066 up to and including Queen Victoria who was on the throne when the then Town Hall was built in 1873. Each statue is 7 feet high and carved from a single piece of local stone by Farmers and Brindley, craftsmen sculptors of London.

Thirty Two of the statues are high up on the city hall walls, in the date order of their reign from left to right. However Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth I are given pride of place flanking the main entrance to the building. Queen Victoria stands on the right hand side of the entrance.

The statue shows here wearing her robes of state and she is holding a scroll in her right hand.

Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria is associated with Britain's great age of industrial expansion, economic progress and, especially, empire. She was awarded the title of The Empress of India in 1877. At her death, it was said, Britain had a worldwide empire on which the sun never set.

She had 9 children during her marriage to Prince Albert. Their nine children and 26 of their 34 grandchildren who survived childhood married into royal and noble families across the continent, tying them together and earning her the nickname "the grandmother of Europe".

Victoria had been a much loved figure before and after she became queen, but after he died in 1861 aged only 42, she fell into a state of depression and largely withdrew from public life. However after 20 years or so, she slowly re-entered public life and after her jubilees was fully restored to public favour.

Monarch Ranking: Emperor / Empress

Proper Title and Name of Monarch: Her Majesty Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India.

Country or Empire of Influence: United Kingdom and India

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