March 10, 2012

King James Statue, England

Photograph by Jim Richardson, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A life-size statue of King James dominates the most lavish room of this treasure-encrusted palace at Hatfield, north of London. Crowned and holding a sword and a scepter—symbols of his power—James is nevertheless flatteringly relaxed in his pose. Hatfield House was completed by Robert Cecil, the monarch's loyal secretary, in 1611 as the King James Bible came off the presses.

See more pictures from the December 2011 feature story "The Bible of King James."

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