The equestrian statue may have been an Italian invention, but the British have embraced this phenomenon most enthusiastically throughout the ages. There are hardly any kings or queens of the House of Stuart and the succeeding House of Hanover and House of Windsor without an equestrian statue; even today. British field marshals also account for quite a number of the equestrian statues in the UK. The British know what an equestrian statue needs: a good setting. Most statues have the room they require and are enrichments for parks, country estates and city squares.