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Monuments of St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral is home to some of the finest sculptures by the foremost artists of the nineteenth century. Among those represented on memorials around the cathedral are gaiants of the arts, political and militart figures, and a range of other men and women of national importance, from Admiral Nelson to Florence Nightingale. Their memorials echo the tenor of their lives, some dramatic and impressive, others quieter and more reflective, but each with it's own story to tell.
As one of the key National Pantheons, the monuments of St Paul's are also an historical register of nineteenth-century nationalist attitudes, giving them particular piquancy in the light of current conversations about national identity and values.
Authors: Jason Edwards, Amy Harris and Greg Sullivan