These figures known as
The Burghers of Calais
commemorate six citizens of that town who offered themselves to Edward III after he had vainly besieged their town for nearly a year in 1347.
The story goes that their lives were spared on the intercession of Edward's queen Philippa of Hainault
Plaque Colour: Bronze
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Location: Victoria Tower Gardens
London Borough: Westminster City Council
London Borough Ward: St James's
London Assembly Constituency: West Central
UK Parliament Constituency: Cities of London and Westminster