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Transcript of Westminster Palace
QUEENS OF ENGLAND
THE HOUSE OF LORDS
Members of Parliament meet to discuss legislation, to hold the Government to account and debate issues that convern them or their consituents.
THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
· St. Stephen´s Hall
· Central Lobby
It sits between the houses of Commons and the House of Lords.
It´s a integral part of the UK Parliament.
They make laws and control the actions of Government.
It has hosted trials coronation banquets and ceremonial events.
Today it's used for state occasions and welcomes nearly a million visitors to the Houses o Parliaments every year.
·The Royal Gallery
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
··The Prince´s Chamber and the Robing Room
Elizabeth II is a constitutional monarch. She is also Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
Victoria was queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837 until her death.
Sir Charles Barry, assisted by Augustus Pugin, two important English architects, are known for his role in the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster.
The most famous part of Westminster Palace is the elegant clock tower, known as Big Ben (St. Stephen's Tower).
It has four clocks
and five bells.
It is the square tower at the south-west of the Westminster Palace.
1. It´s one of four places Heritage of the Humanity of the city of London.
It was built in 1860.
It's the highest tower.
The palace of Westminster, especially the Big Ben, is one of the most visited tourist attractions in London.
2. The Houses of Commons collection of medals and coins has been built over the last 100 years.
3. The building is so big that in him also exist infinity of turns, corridors and labyrinths.
5. The former Palace of Westminster was also the scene of the murder of the prime minister in 1812.
6. All the clocks have the inscriptions "God saves to our majesty the Queen Victory".
7. The Big Ben has begun to incline of amazing form.
9. Explore the Westminster Hall app!
He built a royal palace as the primary London residence of the royals of England.
He also built Westminster Abbey.
Edward the Confessor
The Palace of Westminster was really important during the Middle Ages.
WILLIAM II RUFUS
William the Conqueror's son.
He built Westminster hall, the oldest existing part of the Palace (900 years).
The White Hall was built to the South of the Great Hall.
Another chamber was added to the North East corner of Westminster Hall.
Reign of King Henry III.
The Painted Chamber, the Queen’s Chamber and the Queen’s Chapel were added to the South East.
End of the century Westminster Hall become the site of the Courts of Kings Bench, Chancery, and Common Pleas.
The Model Parliament met in the Palace in 1295.
The Painted Chamber
He was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
4. Anonymous has adopted the mask of Guy Fawkes as a symbol of identity.
In 1512 a large part of Westminster palace burned down.
By 1530 it had been rebuilt and Parliament was settled there.
In 1547 the House of Commons started using St. Stephen's Chapel as their permanent meeting place.
The Palace lies on the bank of the River Thames in the City of Westminster.
The Palace of Westminster
The Old Palace
THE BIG FIRE
The New Palace
The Palace of Westminster owes its stunning Gothic architecture to Sir Charles Barry.
Modern and ancient buildings.
Furnishings, archives and works of art.
The Palace is made of anston, a sand-coloured magnesian limestone.
Known in medieval times as Thorney Island, the site was first-used for a royal residence by Canute the Great during his reign.
There are gardens surrounding the palace.
The Palace of Westminster contains:
SECOND WORLD WAR
German bombs during the Second World War destroyed the Commons Chamber and almost Westminster Hall.
Old Commons Chamber
16 October 1834
Both houses of Parliament were distroyed
Westminster Hall was saved due to heroic fire fighting efforts.
Survivors parts: Jewel Tower, the Undercroft Chapel, the Cloisters and Chapter House of St Stephen's and Westminster Hall..
It's the meeting place of the two houses of the Parliament of UK.
8. The bells of Big Ben was delayed ten minutes at the beginning of 1962.