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The Art of Parliament
In this three part series of the Sunday Supplement, presented by the former Conservative Cabinet minister Michael Portillo, we explore the stories behind the paintings, murals and statues in the Palace of Westminster.

We learn, amongst other things, why Sir Winston Churchill's left foot always shines - and why the enemies of Oliver Cromwell would have been horrified if they'd known where he would end up.

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