On this day in 1649 Charles I went on trail for high treason and ‘other high crimes’. It did not end well.
This equestrian bronze figure of Charles I, circa 1860 currently has centre stage in our front window.
Inspired perhaps by the plaster cast made for the 1851 Great Exhibition of the Hubert Le Sueur’s 17th century masterpiece that faces Whitehall from its plinth in Trafalgar Square, the present bronze can be seen to reflect Victorian interest in historical sentiment that inspired such organisations as the Jacobite Legitimist League and the Society of King Charles the Martyr (founded 1894).
A short walk from @chicknsours in Seven Dials for some wings with a view. It’s been too long for me to try out Chik n Sours and I’ll be going back again to try their fancier wings. The naked disco wings were well fried and fell off the bone but could have done with a little more seasoning to boost the flavour. Their sticky wings and fancy Kung Pao wings have to be next!
First bite factor: 7.5/10 Fall off the bone factor: 8.5/10 Flavour factor: 6.5/10 Tri-factor total: 7.5/10