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Antal László




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PostPosted: Fri 31 Aug, 2007 6:23 pm    Post subject: Interesting embossment         Reply with quote

Hello!
I found this building in London, if I remember right, not far from the Westminster Abbey.
Does anybody have any idea what these embossments are? Those guys in armour could be crusaders, but that woman with that sword... I have no idea.
Unfortunately I didn't make any picture from the whole building. Maybe next time Happy



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David Huggins




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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep, 2007 2:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's a bit difficult to put a name to the iconography with out the actual context of the building. Is it Whitehall?
Looks definitely Victorian Gothic Revival in style. The lady could be Ethelfleda (Aetheflaed) 'The Lady Of the Mercia' daughter of King Alfred. Check out wikipedia for this redoubtable ladies story.

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Dave

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Antal László




Location: Lymington, Hampshire, UK
Joined: 16 Sep 2006
Reading list: 1 book

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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep, 2007 10:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

David Huggins wrote:
It's a bit difficult to put a name to the iconography with out the actual context of the building. Is it Whitehall?
Looks definitely Victorian Gothic Revival in style. The lady could be Ethelfleda (Aetheflaed) 'The Lady Of the Mercia' daughter of King Alfred. Check out wikipedia for this redoubtable ladies story.

Best

Dave


Thank you for your idea! I checked wikipedia, as you recommended. Interesting story this Ethelfledas story. I will search the internet for more information about her.
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