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 firstname.lastname@example.org — 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