Principal’s selfie welcomes back William the Conqueror after 950 years
950 years after William the Conqueror’s Battle of Hastings victory, a sculpture has arrived in Berkhamsted – the town in which William was announced King of England in 1066.
Berkhamsted School’s library on Castle Campus will provisionally house the glorious bronze bust of William the Conqueror, before a permanent location in the town is confirmed.
The School’s Principal, Richard Backhouse expects the artefact to have a great impact. He said, “Pupils and staff will take pleasure in viewing this outstanding representation of the nation’s history. It will provide great learning experiences and give our students an opportunity to discover the story behind the Norman rule, which has landscaped much of today’s language and architecture. “
Jonathan Culverhouse, who commissioned the sculpture, is an Old Berkhamstedian. On finding a permanent location in Berkhamsted, John plans for the bust to be accessible to everyone in the town.
Great to welcome William the Conqueror, crowned in Berkhamsted 950 years (& a month or two) ago, to the @berkhamstedsch library ! pic.twitter.com/2kyrCCl0RL
— Richard Backhouse (@RPBackhouse) February 20, 2017