FILE - This Wednesday Sept. 3, 2008 file photo shows the statue of Oliver Cromwell during a ceremony to mark the 350th anniversary of his death as Lord Protector of England in 1658, out

 

              FILE - This Wednesday Sept. 3, 2008 file photo shows the statue of Oliver Cromwell during a ceremony to mark the 350th anniversary of his death as Lord Protector of England in 1658, out
FILE - This Wednesday Sept. 3, 2008 file photo shows the statue of Oliver Cromwell during a ceremony to mark the 350th anniversary of his death as Lord Protector of England in 1658, outside the Palace of Westminster, in central London. As a towering figure in 17th-century England, Cromwell attracted wide enmity _ signing the death warrant for King Charles I, taking harsh measures against Catholics and demonstrating brutal military brilliance. The resentment was such that although he never faced trial dead or alive, he did suffer a posthumous "execution." In 1661, after royalists returned to power, Cromwell's corpse was exhumed and decapitated, and his head was displayed on a pole for years. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, Pool, File)