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  Hero or anti hero?

The first public statue to show Cromwell, which has a long and curious history, depicts him trampled beneath the horse of King Charles II, as a defeated anti-hero. It was erected in 1672, whilst Cromwell's own head was still on view less than two miles away.

Picture of Viner's statue

Viner's statue stood on top of a water conduit in Stocks Market. From London described 1731, view looking east.
(Courtesy of Guildhall Library, City of London).

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