MacLaurin Window, Nicholson Vestibule, University of Sydney
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The MacLaurin Window was created in 1920 and can be found in the Nicholson Vestibule lighting the staircase. The window has a portrait of Sir Henry Normand MacLaurin, Chancellor of the University of Sydney from 1896 to 1914, flanked by James I (England) and VI (Scotland) (1566-1625), and Alfred the Great (849-899). Alfred was king of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex (roughly England south of the Thames) and his dynasty later unified England. Alfred is shown holding a warship, perhaps due to the notion that he was the father of the English navy due to the ships that he had constructed to help counter Viking attacks.
University of Sydney
11 February 2012
University of Sydney, David White (photograph in link)