Welcome to the online home of this major AHRC-funded research project (October 2013 to June 2017), exploring the history of a building at the heart of the political life of the nation for over seven centuries.
Our project draws to a close with a major conference that will present the results of our three-year project to explore the history of a building at the heart of the political life of the nation for over 700 years. The conference will be held on 19th-20th September 2016 at the Palace of Westminster.
In this month's blog post, Jennifer Caddick of the University of York explores the use of the medieval Place of Westminster's Painted Chamber as the meeting place for parliaments. How did its lavishly decorated walls inspire and inform proceedings?