The Maiwand Lion in the Forbury Gardens, Reading by Edward Lever at PicturesofEngland.com

"The Maiwand Lion in the Forbury Gardens, Reading" by Edward Lever at PicturesofEngland.com


The statue was erected in 1886 as a memorial to the deaths of 329 men of the 66th Berkshire Regiment at the Battle of Maiwand in Afghanistan. The sculptor was George Blackall Simonds. An erroneous myth persists in Reading that Simonds later committed suicide because he believed that the stance of the lion was anatomically incorrect. In fact Simonds researched his subject carefully and went on to live another 43 years. - Reading at PicturesofEngland.com where you can explore the beautiful country of England with photos, history, facts, maps and more.

The Maiwand Lion in the Forbury Gardens, Reading by Edward Lever at PicturesofEngland.com

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