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Cromwell statue Cromwell statue

Statue: Cromwell statue

Erection date: 14/11/1899

Inscription

{On the front of the plinth:}
Oliver Cromwell, 1599 - 1658

Controversy over who, if anyone, should fund this statue was overcome by the PM, Lord Rosebery, making a gift of it.
Apparently Cromwell's spurs are upside down. If this is true does it mean something, or is it just a mistake? In the 80's a handkerchief dangling from a rear jeans pocket was supposed to signify gayness. Just a thought.

Site: Cromwell statue (1 memorial)

SW1, Parliament Square

On September 3rd, the day he died, people will gather at this statue to commemorate him, organised by the Cromwell Association. The alternative view is given by the regular mutterings that this statue to a tyrant is a disgrace and should be removed.  Hansard records the opposition this statue had in 1895 when debated in Parliament.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Cromwell statue

Information Subjects commemorated

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Oliver Cromwell

Born Huntingdon. The picture source website also provides these words: "Follo...

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Cromwell statue

Information Created by

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Lord Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose

Born 20 Charles Street. Prime Minister, 1894-5, and first Chairman of the Lon...

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Sir Hamo Thornycroft

Sculptor. Born William Hamo Thornycroft (but the William is normally dropped)...

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48236

Morris Singer Foundry

Founded by John Webb Singer as the Frome Art Metal Works. Cast many of the be...

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