What is the Statue of Freedom?

Introduction The Statue of Freedom, also known as Armed Freedom or simply Freedom, is a bronze statue designed by Thomas Crawford (1814-1857) that, since 1863, has crowned the dome of the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Originally named Freedom Triumphant in War and Peace, a US government publication now states that the statue “is… Read More

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Journal Appears, Statues Down…

“When my journal appears, many statues must come down.” Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769 to 1852) Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as Prime Minister. He… Read More