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  • The New Palace And Gothic Architecture In The House Of Westminster

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    The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament, serves as the meeting place for the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The Old Palace was a medieval building that was destroyed by fire in 1834. After the fire, a competition was held for architects to submit plans for the new building that should be in a Gothic or Elizabethan style hoping to embody the conservative values of England. A Royal commission chose Charles Barry’s designs for a Perpendicular Gothic palace. Barry’s

  • Essay On Contradictions In Westminster Palace

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    Contradictions shown in Westminster Palace The carvings and sculptures on the front of Westminster Palace consist of many beautiful aspects of life, such as birds, flowers, and trees. These beauty-related carvings are contrasted by the gargoyles adorning the top of the walls (Foley 185-186). Gargoyles are ugly, vicious looking creatures viewed as a representation of evil among the church and society. The stone carvings on the facade of Westminster Palace are indicative of the contradictions present

  • The Gothic Revival

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    had such amazing structures erected. Gothic structures had a tendency to be very tall, light walls, towering structures and with large widows, a lot of light could flow in, giving a strong sense of happiness and godliness. Many town halls castles, palaces, and guild halls were structured in such fashions all over the European continent. Gothic styles are most remembered for the churches and cathedrals which overlook over some European cites. Although it was not as common, some people actually had the

  • 'Great Expectations' of Victorian Architecture Work

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    Period was the Palace of Westminster and the Victoria Building apart of the University of Liverpool. The Palace of Westminster today is where the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords which are the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom occur. Instead of being called the Palace of Westminster today, the building is knows as the “Houses of Parliament” as this is a government building used by both parties. The palace was built after the “old palace” was destroyed

  • London, England

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    of the river Thames and 14 bridges span the river. The Thames, described variously as “liquid history” and the “noblest river in Europe” is graced in London with a score of bridges, tunnels and a barrier, but until 1750, when the first Westminster Bridge opened, London Bridge was the one and the only. The first one built in stone from 1176 to 1209 became renowned throughout Europe for its houses and a chapel dedicated to St Thomas of Canterbury. Several of London bridges have special

  • King Henry

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    King Henry The first problem was to get judges, or at least a sufficient number of judges, to preside over this irregular court. The initial drafts of the Bill had named the two Chief Justices (of the King's Bench and of Common Pleas), Henry Rolle and Oliver St John as well as Lord Chief Baron Wilde of the Exchequer Court to preside at the King's trial. All had refused to serve. Their names were therefore omitted. Although all of the named judges had lately been appointed by Parliament and were

  • Arhitecture of London: The Buckingham Palace

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    Buckingham Palace is best known as a residence of the British monarchs located in the City of Westminster. Today, the palace is the administrative headquarters of the Monarchs. It was originally built for the Duke of Buckingham in the early 18th century and has been in a private ownership for at least 150 years. However, during the 19th century, the Palace was enlarged by two British architects, John Nash and Edward Blore. Only few additions to the Palace were made in the late 19th and early 20th

  • British Politics: Same Building, Same Politics, New World

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    and relishing the astonishing view that prevails before their eyes. One of the most significant events in the history of British political architecture and my opening statement portrays a celebration. However, It was on this evening that the Palace of Westminster was victim to a great fire, causing the huge gathering to look on and revel in the physical downfall of the political establishment. The Houses of Parliament were completely burned out leaving the outer walls as something reminiscent of an

  • The British Political System

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    enshrined in the laws throughout the system. Moreover, it also must be in accordance with customary law and principles of birth right. There is a condition of belonging to the Church of England and the composition of its prescribed promise of a Westminster Abbey. During the development of the political system, the tasks and the competences of the monarch were limited. Currently, the competencies are more or less formal, but they intervene in all aspects of power. Even though, the Queen Elizabeth

  • The Most Appealing Attractions in London

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    the clock is astonishing; there are 312 pieces of glass in just each clock dial. The clock tower can be found on the northern extremity of the new Houses of Parliament that were built next to Westminster Hall (The History). Afterwards, Big Ben was commissioned during the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster in the wake of an 1834 fire. The Parliament wanted to make and addition to the city, an impressive clock tower. The clock tower was to be named Big Ben, after Sir B... ... middle of paper