HC Deb 30 July 1845 vol 82 c1256

On the Question that 2,000l. be granted for statues to Hampden, Lord Falkland, and Lord Clarendon,

Mr. Williams

hoped that amongst the illustrious rulers of this country to whom statues were to be erected, Cromwell would not be forgotten. He believed that, of the monarchs who ruled this country for 1,000 years, there was not one to be found more distinguished as a soldier and a statesman. Cromwell was as worthy of remembrance by the people of this country as Napoleon by the people of France. Less crime and less cruelty could be brought home to him than to any one who had attained such renown as a warrior and statesman.

Mr. Hutt

could assure his hon. Friend who had pronounced so eloquent an eulogium on Cromwell, that it was currently reported that a statue to his hon. Friend's favourite ruler was not excluded from the list of those about to be erected.

Mr. Williams

I am very glad to hear it.

Vote agreed to.