The statue depicts Lady Wulfruna in Anglo-Saxon clothing, of a simple long dress and cloak fastened with a large cross-shaped brooch. She holds a scroll with a large royal seal upon it.
The statue was commissioned by the Express and Star newspaper in connection with the newspaper's centenary.
Lady Wulfruna is regarded as the founder of Wolverhampton. In 985AD she was granted a land charter by King Ethelred II. She was given the seventh century Saxon settlement of Heantun or High Town, which then became known as Wulfrun Heantun. In 995AD Lady Wulfruna gave a parcel of land at the high point for the construction of a monastery. This is now the site of St Peter's Church, in front of which she stands.
On the pedestal: THIS STATUE OF/ LADY WULFRUN/ BY SIR CHARLES WHEELER KCVO, CBE, PPRA/ FREEMAN OF WOLVERHAMPTON/ WAS PRESENTED BY THE EXPRESS AND STAR/ TO THE TOWN OF WOLVERHAMPTON/ TO MARK THE NEWSPAPERS CENTENARY/ IN NOVEMBER 1974
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