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Cardinal Thomas Wolsey statue

St Nicholas and St Peter's Street, Ipswich, England
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Cardinal Wolsey and his Cat

Quite an unusual statue with the reclining cardinal and a cat, I assume it was supposed to be his... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Richard G
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
It should have been more striking.

Ipswich has a lot of statues. which should be seen they are spread all over remembering the great... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
phil v
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Essex, United Kingdom
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8 Mar 2018
“Cardinal Wolsey and his Cat”
14 Feb 2018
“It should have been more striking.”
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St Nicholas and St Peter's Street, Ipswich, England
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Quite an unusual statue with the reclining cardinal and a cat, I assume it was supposed to be his? Certainly out of the ordinary for a statue and nice to see something a bit different.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Ipswich has a lot of statues. which should be seen they are spread all over remembering the great people who have lived in the town. This one for Cardinal Wolsey is probably the least inspiring. Wolsey was certainly a major figure in his day, but...More

Thank phil v
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

When I saw this somebody had put glasses on him! In winter a cardigan and coat are put on him but nobody knows who does this! It does look strange to see modern specs. on him

Thank Cherry G
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Situated in what is known as the Saints area this statue is located just out of the main centre but within a street that has a number of individual shops and restaurants and provides a link through to the Waterfront area. Given the historical importance...More

Thank Ray P
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

I believe this to be the only really accurate statue of the subject I have seen. Though obviously an interpretation in itself. Very human and thought provoking.

Thank Geff R
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Came across this statue when out for a walk from our hotel. its in an area where young and old collide. the statue itself is great and is at one end of a road with several unique shops

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

OK so this guy is not on everyones Christmas card list, but a historical character of some importance non the less. Respect please people, for this is our British heritage and one of the many to fall out of favor with Henry VIII. He did...More

Thank mr_sleepwell
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

the statue is in the general area of cardinal wolseys birthplace, just 50 metres away there is a victorian letterbox. this is the oldest that i have ever seen. as you can see this is also in close proximity to a medieval building (pictured here...More

Thank sheri m
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Ipswich has several street statues, all of which are interesting and good to look at. Cardinal Wolsey with his cat at his side is in a rather out of the center placing in Ipswich but the plates and signs around the statue are worth reading...More

Thank Antarctic
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Easy enough to find this statue - it's large enough! It appears that the infamous Wolsey came from Ipswich. I didn't know this until I came across the statue. Now I do. Worth taking a quick tour to have a look at this statue, if...More

Thank MrsBsTravels
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