- Town:Kolkata, West Bengal
Year of creation:1916
- Rider(s):Edward VII
(1841 -1910) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 1901 until his death. As eldest son of Queen Victoria he served as heir apparent and held as such the title of Prince of Wales, for longer than any of his predecessors. As Prince of Wales, he represented Britain on visits abroad. In October 1875 Edward set off for India on an extensive eight-month tour of the sub-continent. His advisors remarked on his habit of treating all people the same, regardless of their social status or color. In letters home, he complained of the treatment of the native Indians by the British officials: “Because a man has a black face and a different religion from our own, there is no reason why he should be treated as a brute.” At the end of the tour, his mother was given the title Empress of India by Parliament, in part as a result of the tour’s success.
- Sculptor(s):Mackennal, Bertram
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