1834 Fire booklet

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Fire of 1834

25 September 2013

The booklet that accompanies a new exhibition on the fire that destroyed the old Houses of Parliament in 1834 is now available to download.

The booklet has been written by Dr Caroline Shenton, the curator of the exhibition and author of the widely acclaimed book 'The Day Parliament Burned Down' (OUP, 2012).

Illustrated with works from the Parliamentary Art Collection, it tells the story of this forgotten catastrophe that marked a turning point in the history of Parliament and of London.

Further information

Image: Unknown artist, 'The Palace of Westminster on Fire, 1834', WOA 1978

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