William Tyndale Statue
William Tyndale Statue
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Neighborhood: Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
How to get there
  • Embankment • 4 min walk
  • Charing Cross • 4 min walk

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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,633 contributions
Oct 2021
This statue is in tribute to William Tyndale, the first person to translate the bible into English. He is depicted dressed like a medieval scholar, because err .. he lived in the medieval period.
Written October 29, 2021
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futtock21
London, UK11,617 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
This statue embodying at 125% life size embodying and commemorating William Tyndale who translated the Bible into English and was burnt at the stake in Antwerp in 1535 is one of three Victorian statues within Whitehall Gardens adjacent to the Embankment. It is sculpted in bronze; is the work of Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm (German for tree) and unveiled in 1884. The martyr’s features are based upon a painting of him in Hertford College Oxford.
Written January 19, 2020
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
Tyndall is best known for translating the Bible from Greek and Hebrew into English. The statue is one of three large and impressive monuments in the pleasant Whitehall Gardens next to the Victoria Embankment. This one is noteworthy for a stone tablet on the grass in front of it with two quotes from the Bible and the details of his last words, which led ultimately to a copy of the Bible being put in every church in England.
Written November 13, 2019
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Epic-Traveller
Rushden, UK4,477 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
One of four statues in the beautiful and peaceful setting of Whitehall Gardens just off of Victoria Embankment and behind Whitehall Palace.

This statue is the one furthest on the left of the three in a row if your standing facing Whitehall Palace.

It’s a nice statue set in a nice area. Families use the green spaces for picnics and one can see business men and women relaxing on the grass eating their lunches and reading the news on their phones.
Written August 30, 2019
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,470 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Nice selection of statues in the Embankment gardens. This one of William Tyndale is good and worth a look.
Written June 1, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,633 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
This statue stands in tribute to William Tyndale, the 15th century scholar best known for his translation of the Bible into English from Greek and Hebrew. This work and legacy can be felt in the King James Bible and Matthew Bible, both of which drew heavily from his work.

The statue depicts William Tyndale standing, in his doctor's robes. In his right hand rests on a copy of the New Testament laying on a primitive printing press. In his left hand is a manuscript and at his feet are books and a scroll in reference to his scholarly leanings. The only odd thing about the statue is that I can find no reference or connection for William Tyndale in this area of London. It's a nice statue nevertheless.
Written March 9, 2019
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,910 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
The William Tyndale statue sits in the Whitehall Gardens along the Victoria Embankment and is a bronze about 1.25 time real life and depicts William Tyndale in robes and a soft hat.William was an English scholar who was known to have translated the Bible into English and was a leader of the Protestant Reformation and for his troubles was betrayed, sentenced , strangled and then burnt at the stake, and remembered with a nice statue in Whitehall worth a look.
Written June 19, 2018
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places2seeplaces2go
England, UK4,862 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
I am a regular visitor to London & I decided on a recent visit for Armistice Day to walk & take in more detail the various statues & memorials of our famous politicians & war hero's.
There are statue's everywhere in London & if you stop and look at them you learn a little bit of history at each statue.
He was an English Scholar & is probably most notable for his translation of The Bible into English.
Written November 13, 2017
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chickandbeast
Southgate, Canada8,553 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
Monument in bronze to Wiiliam Tynedale erected 1884 showing him standing in Doctor's robes holding the New Testament.

He was a translater.
Written January 7, 2017
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
Aug 2022
This is one of the three statues that stand in Whitehall Gardens. It was one of the greenest parks along the Victoria Embankment when we visited in August.

Tyndale is recognized as an early translator of the bible into English. In fact, the scholars who produced the King James Version of the bible relied heavily on his work.

He was also a leader of the Protestant Movement. In 1535 Tyndale was arrested and jailed in the castle of Vilvoorde outside Brussels for over a year. In 1536 he was convicted of heresy and executed by strangulation, after which his body was burnt at the stake.
Written October 17, 2022
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