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Charing Cross, London

Charing Cross, London

Engraver: Maurer, J

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1740

Shelfmark: KTOP22.10.A

Item number: 10.A

Genre: Topographical Print

As the picture shows, Charing Cross is the busy area at the junction of three streets: the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street. Here there once stood an Eleanor Cross (one of 12 erected by Edward I to along the route of the funeral procession of his wife Eleanor in 1290). In 1647, it was pulled down on the orders of Parliament. By 1675 it was replaced by an equestrian statue of Charles I, which can be seen in the picture.

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