As we wandered up to take in the view from "Anne Boleyn's Seat" we passed the statue above. As I snapped a photo I joked that this must be a statue of Anne Boleyn making reference to the fact that she had been beheaded by Henry VIII. It seems that I'm only 250 years late in making this joke. See the following that I just pinched from TommyId:
"The name Anne Boleyn’s Seat was coined because paintings show that there was a decapitated statue on this spot before the acquisition of the Abbey by Aislabie in 1768."
Hold on a second. This can't possibly be a statue of Anne Boleyn. Google tells me that Anne had six fingers, a large mole on her neck... and three breasts! I wonder what Henry saw in her? ;-)
Check out these arches. The perspective gives this picture an immense Colosseum-like curvy feel. It is big in real-life, but that wall is actually straight ;-)
More of J-Uke's Henry VIII artwork. I think J-Uke's nailed that iconic Henry ostrich-feather look.
Talking of feathers...
This view of the Abbey looks a little imposing. If you think that this is impressive, imagine what it might have looked like with a roof and windows.
Here's that rogue, Henry VIII again!