Architecture and Politics in the Palace of Westminster, 1399 to the Present

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This article explores the relationship between architecture and political culture in the Palace of Westminster from 1399 to the present day. Drawing on the research of the AHRC-funded St Stephen's Chapel and Listening to the Commons projects, it addresses four research themes: the architecture of the Commons and Lords chambers from the medieval period to the present; access to political space at Westminster, focusing in particular on the experience of women before the extension of the franchise; the acoustics of parliamentary space, drawing on fieldwork at Westminster as well as archival research; and questions of parliamentary ceremony, ritual and space in long historical perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalParliamentary History
Issue number1
Early online date13 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2019

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