Sir John Franklin
The Franklin Expedition Monument
Waterloo Place, London
Photograph by George P. Landow, July 2005
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“In life a podgy, balding man of middling height, in death he was transformed into a firm-jawed figure eight feet tall, perched on an imposing granite plinth.“ — Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
The Franklin monument faces that for another tragic English polar expedition — the death of Robert Falcon Scott and his four companions on their return from the South Pole (1912).