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  Palace of Westminster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Palace of Westminster, on the banks of the River Thames in Westminster, London, is the home of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, which, together with the Queen, form the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The Palace of Westminster occupies a site of approximately 3.24 hectares (8 acres) on the west bank of the Thames as it runs from south to north on one of its serpentine diversions through the city.
Westminster Hall, erected 1097-1099 by William Rufus, is the oldest part of the Palace of Westminster.
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 Palace of Westminster, Palace Westminster, Westminster Palace in London, Houses of Parliament
Palace of Westminster, Palace Westminster, Westminster Palace in London, Houses of Parliament
The Palace of Westminster, on the banks of the River Thames in Westminster, London, is the home of the House of Commons and the House of Lords which forms the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
This fire destroyed almost all of the Palace except Westminster Hall, the crypt of St Stephen's Chapel, the adjacent cloisters and the Jewel Tower.
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 Palace of Westminster
The Palace of Westminster was the principal residence of the kings of England from the middle of the 11th century until 1512.
The Palace was one of the monarch's principal homes throughout the later Middle Ages, and for this reason the institutions of Government came to be clustered in the Westminster area.
To the east and south of the Hall lay the domestic apartments of the mediaeval Palace, and later, the royal chapel of St Stephen.
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 BookRags: Palace of Westminster Summary
The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament, is where the two Houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (the House of Lords and the House of Commons) meet to conduct their business.
The Palace of Westminster was strategically important during the Middle Ages, as it was located on the banks of the River Thames.
The Palace of Westminster was the monarch's principal residence in the late Mediaeval period.
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 Liberal Democrats : Palace of Westminster
Later in the century William I, having established his first stronghold at the Tower, moved to Westminster Palace and it was during the reign of his son William Rufus, that the first extant buildings on the site date.
Westminster Hall, the crypt and the cloisters are the oldest surviving sections of the Palace.
The Palace is effectively split into two sections: the Lords to the south and the Commons to the north.
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 The Gunpowder Plot: Parliament & Treason 1605 - Parliament
In 1605, as today, Parliament was based in the Palace of Westminster in London, a complex of medieval buildings grouped around Westminster Hall, originally a royal palace.
The plan below was drawn in the early nineteenth century for a reconstruction of the Palace of Westminster as it stood at the beginning of the fifteenth century.
Westminster Hall remained the site of the law courts until their relocation to the Strand in the nineteenth century.
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 Palace of Westminster - InformationBlast
Palace of Westminster, from the west - in Parliament Square
The Palace of Westminster, on the banks of the River Thames in Westminster, London, is the home of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, which together form the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Westminster Hall, the earliest parts of which are of Norman construction, and which has the largest surviving hammerbeam roof.
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 Palace of Westminster
Many of the ancient structures were destroyed by fire on October 16th, 1834 and rebuilt by 1870, when the Parliament moved into their current residences.
Victoria Tower is the square tower to the south west of the building, the tallest part of the palace.
The design of the present buildings was the result of a national competition, and was the work of Charles Barry assisted by Augustus Pugin.
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 Palace of Westminster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Palace of Westminster, on the banks of the RiverThames in Westminster, London,is the home of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, which together form the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The Palace of Westminster occupies a site of approximately 3.24 hectares (8 acres) on the west bank of the Thames as itruns from south to north on one of its serpentine diversions through the city.
Although some parts of the building,such as Westminster Hall predate the 1843 fire, much of the present structure is from the 1870 construction.
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 Wikinfo | Palace of Westminster
The 320ft high clock-tower is the most famous feature, and houses the bell known as Big Ben.
On May 11, 1812, Prime Minster Spencer Perceval was assassinated by a bankrupt banker in the lobby of the House of Commons.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
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The Palace is divided into three areas reflecting the three parts of Parliament: the Royal Apartments, the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
One of the oldest remaining parts of the Palace of Westminster is Westminster Hall.
At the opposite end of Palace of Westminster from the Clock Tower is the Victoria Tower.
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 Palace of Westminster - Evuu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jahrhundert zurück, als der damalige König den alten Palace of Westminster 3 errichten ließ.
Jahrhundert ist der Palace of Westminster nicht mehr Königssitz, sondern ausschließlich der Sitz der...
September 15 - Security at the Palace of Westminster is compromised when the House of Commons is stormed pet scan by a small group of protestors during a debate about fox hunting.
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 Houses of Parliament London Palace of Westminster
Officially called the Palace of Westminster, the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster, serve as the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two branches of the United Kingdom's legislature.
In 1547, the royal residence was moved to Whitehall Palace, but the Lords met at Westminster, while the Commons met in St. Stephen's Chapel.
For almost 300 years, it met in St. Stephen's Chapel in the Palace of Westminster until the fire of 1834.
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 Hintergrund: Palace_of_Westminster
Der von Charles Barry neu errichtete Palace of Westminster besitzt mehrere Türme.
Der fünfstöckige Palace of Westminster besitzt ungefähr 1.100 Räume (die genaue Anzahl wird nicht offiziell bekannt gegeben), 100 Treppen und Flure mit einer Gesamtlänge von 4,8 Kilometern.
Der Palace of Westminster ist gut mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln zu erreichen.
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 LondonTown.com | Palace of Westminster, Royal London | London Hotel and Vacation Experts
The major structure to survive various fires, Westminster Hall, was built between 1087-1100 and is one of the largest medieval halls in Europe with an unsupported hammerbeam roof.
Following a fire in 1512, Henry VIII decided to abandon the palace and from this moment onwards it became home to the two seats of parliament - the Commons and the Lords.
The only other surviving section of the Palace of Westminster, the moated Jewel Tower was constructed around 1365 to house the treasures and wardrobe of King Edward III.
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 -houses-of-parliament.htm
The Houses of Parliament, known also as the Palace of Westminster is where the two Houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (the House of Lords and the House of Commons) conduct their sittings.
Most of the present Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster) structure dates from the 19th century, when the Palace was rebuilt after it was almost entirely destroyed by a fire in 1834.
The Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster) contain over 1,000 rooms, the most important of which are the Chambers of the House of Lords and of the House of Commons.
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 Photographs of Westminster
The Palace of Westminster clock tower containing the bell Big Ben, with Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's behind.
Sunlight briefly illuminates the Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster) for visitors to the London Eye.
The Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) and clock tower bathed in sunlight.
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 Tate Britain | Courses & Workshops | The Palace of Westminster
The Houses of Parliament, also known as The Palace of Westminster, is Britain's most celebrated symbol of state.
The subsequent rebuilding by the classicist Sir Charles Barry and Gothic advocate Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, was extremely controversial.
Each tour, which has 20 places, and which is led by the curator and assistant curator of the Palace of Westminster, focuses on the art and architecture of the building.
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 The Spencer Perceval armchair from the Palace of Westminster - Apter-Fredericks Antique Furniture, Memorable Pieces ...
The Spencer Perceval armchair from the Palace of Westminster
It is unknown when the chair left the Palace of Westminster or where the chair went after 1896.
We acquired the chair in 1986 and exhibited it at the Grosvenor House Antiques Fair where it was purchased by a collector.
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 Palace of Westminster
Palace of Westminster is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Palace of Westminster: Encyclopedia II - Gothic architecture - Gothic in the 20th Century
Main article: Gothic revival architecture In England, some discrete Gothic details appeared on new construction at Oxford and Cambridge in the late 17th century, and at the archbishop of Canterbury's residence Lambeth Palace, a Gothic hammerbeam roof was built in 1663 to replace a building that had been sacked during the English Civil War.
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 Westminster London England
Just across the river from the Palace of Westminster is the impressive County Hall - ex-home of the Greater London Council.
The Palace of Westminster backs onto Parliament Square, which also holds Westminster Abbey, where British monarchs are crowned, and where many are buried.
For an insight into why our governments are as they are see Westminster School, which is in the ground of the Abbey.
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 The palace of westminster - Ucau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Height: 8,5 cm - Designed in the mid-ninetheenth century by Sir Charles Barry, with the intricate decoration executed by Augustus Welby Pugin, the Palace of Westminster, better known as the Houses of Parliament, is a fine example of a Victorian Gothic Revival building.
Die Kamera blickt auf »The Palace of Westminster« - besser bekannt unter »Houses of Parliament«.
Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, The House of Parliament, Trafalgar...
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 Government and Administration - Parliament - House of Commons - Palace of Westminster; House of Commons ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
'to advise Mr Speaker on the control of the accommodation and services in that part of the Palace of Westminster and its precincts occupied by or on behalf of the House of Commons and to report'
A Feasibility Study was conducted by the Department of the Environment on the cleaning of Westminster in 1973 but since then and despite further reports, only one bay of the East River Front has actually been cleaned.
A further study on the state of the stonework has now been completed (see appendix) which as well as recommending the cleaning and repair of the whole building makes certain detailed recommendations and gives dates and costs for the work.
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 Palace of Westminster
If you have any memories, stories, photographs you would like to share about your time at The Palace of Westminster, these are YOUR pages.
Later he joined the Metropolitan Police in Royal A Division and served as plain clothes officer at the Palace of Westminster the Houses of Parliament.
Taken on The Terrace, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster.
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 History Today: The educational archive of articles, news and study aids for teachers, students and enthusiasts - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Captain Manby & the Conflagration of the Palace of Westminster
As flames consumed the Houses of Parliament in 1834, one of the watching spectators, explains Kenneth Walthew, was Captain William George Manby who had done 'more than any man in England to combat the horrendous loss of life and property caused by fire'.
On the night of Thursday, October 16th, 1834, fire almost completely destroyed the ancient Palace of Westminster, which had been the seat of Parliament since 1547.
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 211.—Windows from the Palace of Westminster [810x694, 66]
The windows are supposed here to be of Saxon origin; that is, dating between A.D. 440 and A.D. 1100 or so.
“A doorway remaining of the old palace at Westminster exhibits the triangular arch (Fig.
The windows of the same building present the circular arch, with the single zigzag moulding (Fig.
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 History Today: The educational archive of articles, news and study aids for teachers, students and enthusiasts - The ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Maria Hayward uncovers the role of Sir Anthony Denny as Henry VIII's palace keeper.
It is fitting that the first few entries in the 1542 inventory of the Palace of Westminster deal with the small selection of Henry VIII’s clothes that were kept there.
He had been previously Second Chief Gentleman of the Privy Chamber and had also held the office of Keeper of the King’s New Palace of Westminster (also known as Whitehall) for six years.
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