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King Bladud

Bladud or Blaiddyd is a legendary king of the Britons and founder or the city of Bath in the sixth or eighth century BC
artist unknown
17th century?

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Statue of seated King Bladud overlooking the King's Bath. The statue carries the date of 1699, but its inclusion in a drawing by Thomas Johnson of the King’s Bath in 1675 shows that it is older than this.


bladud son of ludhudibras
eighth king of the britans
from brute, a great philosopher
& mathematician bred at
athens and recorded the first
discoverer and founder of
these baths, eight hundred
sixty three years before
christ, that is two thousand
five hundred sixty two year
to the present year 1699

Bath - King Bladud


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Item Code: gbsw082; Photograph: 22 March 2019
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