Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Leicester
Leicester

East Midlands

Abbey Park

Cardinal Thomas Wolsey

Ipswich c. 1471 - Leicester 1530
English statesman
(Wikipedia)
(artist?)
1920

Leicester /  Cardinal Thomas Wolsey   Leicester /  Cardinal Thomas Wolsey

Description

Stone statue, the head and right hand are modern replacements.

Information Sign

Tablet on a separate stone:
cardinal
wolsey
chancellor to henry viii
died at leicester abbey, 1530
buried in abbey grounds.
the statue was donated
to the city by wolsey
the international
knitwear firm
On the edge of the same stone:

presented by
the ... guide of the city of leicester

Annotation

The statue was originally commissioned by hosiery firm Wolsey Ltd, and stood in their premises at King Street and Abbey Meadows. The company donated it the the City Council in 1979, when it was positioned in its present location.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (N 52°38'49" - W 1°8'15")

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