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Location address: United Kingdom, Westminster
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A statue of Oliver Cromwell stands outside the House of Commons of the United Kingdom in Westminster, London. It is a sculpture of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. The statue was designed by Hamo Thornycroft and erected in 1899. It has divided opinion, both before its erection and since, due to Cromwell’s opposition to the British monarchy and his role in the conquest of Ireland.
Cromwell has a statue outside Westminster Hall and a marble bust in the Lower Waiting Hall. He was married at St Giles Cripplegate. He died at Whitehall and his body was moved to Somerset House before his burial in Westminster Abbey on 3 September. At the Restoration in 1661 he was exhumed and taken to Tyburn to be hung and beheaded!