The Arm of Boston, the parliamentary and municipal borough and seaport town in England.

Boston

The Arm of Boston, the parliamentary and municipal borough and seaport town in England.

Famous English politician, in the House of Commons.

Charles Bradlaugh

Famous English politician, in the House of Commons.

The parliament building in Budapest, Hungary.

Parliament Building at Budapest

The parliament building in Budapest, Hungary.

Oliver Cromwell dismissing the Long Parliament.

Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell dismissing the Long Parliament.

Benjamin Disraeli as the Earl of Beaconsfield in the House of Commons.

Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli as the Earl of Beaconsfield in the House of Commons.

"Edward VI, and his Council. From a wood-cut on the title-page of 'Acts of Parliament," A.D. 1551." —D'Anvers, 1895

Edward VI

"Edward VI, and his Council. From a wood-cut on the title-page of 'Acts of Parliament," A.D. 1551."…

Gladstone was a British statesman and Prime Minister.

William Ewart Gladstone

Gladstone was a British statesman and Prime Minister.

"One of the most extraordinary events in the history of England is that commonly known by the name of the gunpowder Treason and plot; in which case the king and parliament of England had a narrow escape, by a singular accident, from a diabolical scheme of destruction. This plot was the work of a small number of fanatical Roman Catholics, who undertook to wreak their revenge on James the First and his government for not showing indulgence to their religion." — Goodrich, 1844

Guy Fawkes and his associates

"One of the most extraordinary events in the history of England is that commonly known by the name of…

Inside the House of Commons.

House of Commons

Inside the House of Commons.

"In England, as in Germany, architectural activity has assumed various phases in modern times. With few exceptions, the numerous newly-constructed churches are built in the Gothic style of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries; whilst public secular buildings, for which a certain simplicity is appropriate, such as school and university buildings, asylums, &c., as well as large country-houses, are either constructed in the Pointed or in the Late Gothic, or so-called Perpendicular or Tudor style, with flat-arched, curved, or even horizontal heads to the openings. Other public buildings, as, for instance, the Houses of Parliament, which is the most important modern building in London, are carried out in this style. The Renaissance style has recently been frequently employed, especially for dwelling-houses."The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament, is a complex of buildings in London. It is the seat of the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (the House of Lords and the House of Commons). The palace lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the London borough of the City of Westminster, close to the government buildings of Whitehall.

New Houses of Parliament, London

"In England, as in Germany, architectural activity has assumed various phases in modern times. With…

An illustration of a group of Parliament members.

Parliament Members

An illustration of a group of Parliament members.

After a fire in 1834, the present Houses of Parliament were built over the next 30 years. They were the work of the architect Sir Charles Barry (1795–1860) and his assistant Augustus Welby Pugin (1812–52). The design incorporated Westminster Hall and the remains of St Stephen's Chapel. The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament or Westminster Palace, in London, England, is where the two Houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (the House of Lords and the House of Commons) meet. The palace lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the London borough of the City of Westminster, close to other government buildings in Whitehall.

The New Houses of Parliament

After a fire in 1834, the present Houses of Parliament were built over the next 30 years. They were…

Samuel Pepys, FRS (23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament, who is now most famous for his diary. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work and his talent for administration, to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under King James II. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalization of the Royal Navy.

Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys, FRS (23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member…

Parliamentary leader

John Pym

Parliamentary leader