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Topple the mighty: London's statues

Issue No. 1963

The cover of Topple the Mighty

The cover of Topple the Mighty

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

  1. » Queen Victoria (1819–1901), memorial in front of Buckingham Palace
  2. » Frederick, Duke of York (1763–1827), Carlton House Terrace, just off The Mall
  3. » George IV (1762–1830), north east corner of Trafalgar Square
  4. » Field Marshal Earl Haig (1861–1928), Whitehall, near Banqueting House
  5. » 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

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