William Tyndale Statue

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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, UK151,202 contributions
Medieval Translator of Bible
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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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,978 contributions
Great statute but an abstract reason !
Aug 2021 • Solo
A very abstract reason for such a colossal statute in whitehall gardens …..he was the first translator of the New Testament.
Written August 26, 2021
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futtock21
London, UK11,094 contributions
Protestant Martyr
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
15th century scholar and translator
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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Chris
St. Albans, UK4,414 contributions
One of Four
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, Ireland15,978 contributions
Good statute
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, UK151,202 contributions
Bible Translator
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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Wandering Wonderings
Hastings, UK3,071 contributions
You da man!
Oct 2018 • Friends
I thnk William Tyndale lived an excellent life. The statue is a fitting memorial to his lifes work. Loved the detail on it.
Written October 30, 2018
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hrvatski u
Belgrade, Serbia240 contributions
WILLIAM TYNDALE STATUE
Aug 2018
First translator of the New Testament into English from the Greek. The William Tyndale Statute is situated in Whitehall Gardens.
Written August 15, 2018
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Andrew
St. Albans, UK6,226 contributions
Is this statue in the correct location?
Jul 2018 • Solo
The statue of William Tyndale is situated in Whitehall Gardens along with war heroes, war memorials and the like. However, William Tyndale was the first person to produce an English translation of the Bible and a leading Protestant reformer.

This bronze statue was unveiled on May 7th 1884 as part of the 80th anniversary of the British and Foreign Bible Society and the 400th anniversary of his birth (although that is now believed to be 10 years later!)

The statue features Tyndale is scholarly robes and was one the few statues I recognised in these gardens. His translations introduced two new words into the English language: Passover and Scapegoat.

William Tyndale was arrested in 1535, he was tried and convicted of Heresy and sentenced to death. He was executed by strangulation - following his death his corpse was burnt at the stake.

Just three years after his death King Henry VIII published his English “Great Bible” based on Tyndale’s work. Even though Tyndale’s translation of the Old Testament remained unfinished at his death, his work formed the basis of all subsequent English translations of the Bible, including the 'King James' version of 1611.
Written July 24, 2018
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