Thomas Paine - N1

Philosopher and Political Activist

Born 29th January 1737
Died 8th June 1809

Inscriptions on the obelisk read:
Thomas Paine
This sculpture was unveiled by Sir William Barlow, Chairman of BICC, plc, on the 13th June 1991.
It was commissioned by BICC Developments Ltd and created by Kevin Jordan M.A. (R.C.A.) as a tribute to Thomas Paine, whose work 'Rights of Man' was written at the Angel and published in 1791.

Thomas Paine, 1737 - 1809

These are the times that try men's' souls.

My country is my world and my religion is to do good.Lay then the axe to the root and teach governments humanity.

It is necessary for the happiness of man that he is mentally faithful to himself.

Angel Square, Islington High Street, London, N1



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