Yorkshire Stone to London: To Create the Houses of Parliament
After a disasterous fire in 1834, the whole country was searched for the best stone to build what would become one of the world's most famous buildings - the Houses of Parliament. This book charts the story of how the stone was transported by waterways from a Yorkshire quarry to build the Palace of Westminster.
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