Trafalgar Square Research Paper by Sherryee

Trafalgar Square
A look at the history of Trafalgar Square and its importance to London and England.
# 95997 | 2,332 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jun 13, 2007 in Architecture (European) , History (British)

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This paper outlines the history Trafalgar Square and how it came to be, as well as its importance to England's people and politics. The paper explains Trafalgar Square's importance to the layout of the city of London and looks at how one of its original secondary purposes was to be part of a fire break line. Additionally, the paper looks at how Trafalgar Square contributes to the ability of the people to thrive within the city on an ongoing basis. A timeline is included with the paper.

The History of Trafalgar Square
A Timeline of Trafalgar Square
The Battle of Trafalgar
The Idea Behind the Square
The Architect
Walking the Square
Reinventing Trafalgar
Trafalgar Square Survives Obsolescence

From the Paper:

"The center of the square houses a large column with a statue of Captain Nelson at the top. The bronze lions surrounding Nelson's column are said to be made from the cannons of the ships the British Fleet captured during the battle (Wikipedia), and, I'm sure, makes it hard for anyone who sits on them to forget where they came from. The square was designed to draw attention to the column with a large area for seating or strolling available. Two fountains with statuary of mermen, mermaids, and dolphins made of bronze (Urban) adorn the square. The fountains were added in 1845 and remodeled in 1939 by Lutyens (Urban)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ackroyd, Peter. London: The Biography. New York: First Anchor, 2001.
  • Bedford, John. London's Burning. London: Abelard-Schuman, 1966.
  • Carmona, Matthew, Tim Heath, Taner Oc and Steve Tiesdell. Public Places, Urban Spaces. Burlington, MA: Architectural Press, 2003.
  • Mansbridge, Michael. John Nash: A Complete Catalogue. London: Phaidon, 1991.
  • Meekins , Fredrick. Statue Of Nude, Pregnant Midget Defiles Trafalgar Square. 17 Sep. 2005. Sirius Coffee. 12 Nov. 2005. <>.

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