A new book by Leon Kuhn and Colin Gill uncovers the hidden history of London’s many statues and landmarks — shedding light on the brutality of the British political elite at home and abroad.
Socialist Worker joined them for a summer stroll through the city centre that casts a rebellious eye over imperialism’s foremost figures
- » Queen Victoria (1819–1901), memorial in front of Buckingham Palace
- » Frederick, Duke of York (1763–1827), Carlton House Terrace, just off The Mall
- » George IV (1762–1830), north east corner of Trafalgar Square
- » Field Marshal Earl Haig (1861–1928), Whitehall, near Banqueting House
- » Sir Robert Peel (1788–1850), south west corner of Parliament Square
Which London statue would you nominate as the first to be pulled down?
Send your choice, with reasons why, to [email protected] — the best answer wins a copy of Leon Kuhn and Colin Gill’s book.
Topple The Mighty is published by Friction Books and costs £6.99.
You can get copies from Bookmarks, the socialist bookstore — phone 020 7637 1848 or go to www.bookmarks.uk.com