Housing Parliament: Dublin, Edinburgh and Westminster

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Clyve Jones, Sean Kelsey
Edinburgh University Press for The Parliamentary History Yearbook Trust, 2002 - Great Britain - 206 pages
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A number of different perspectives on the theme of the evolution of parliaments and the buildings in which they have met are offered in this volume. Topics include the virtual reconstruction of parts of the medieval palace of Westminster; the development of English parliamentary procedure in the centuries before and after the move into St Stephen's Chapel; popular access to Westminster and its political discourse; the connections between politics and the construction of new parliamentary buildings in Dublin and Edinburgh; and the adaptation of the new Palace of Westminster in the light of the working conditions of members of parliament. These essays explore aspects of the political, social, architectural and cultural history of parliaments, demonstrating some of the immense potential for new departures in the historiography of the British archipelago's parliamentary heritage.

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