Trafalgar Square

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Trafalgar Square,

in Westminster, London, England, named for Lord Nelson's victory at the battle of Trafalgar. The statue surmounting the Nelson memorial column (185 ft/56 m high) was sculpted (1840–43) by E. H. BailyBaily, Edward Hodges,
1788–1867, English sculptor. He studied under Flaxman. One of his best works is the statue of Admiral Nelson in Trafalgar Square, London. Other works include decorations for Buckingham Palace; numerous portrait busts and statues; and
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. On the northern side of the square stand the National Gallery and the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Trafalgar Square is a frequent site of political rallies.