Key dates

1016 to the Wars of the Roses

The key moments in the history of the Palace of Westminster, from its founding by the Anglo-Saxon kings to the Wars of the Roses

From the Tudors to the Great Fire of 1834

Important dates in the history of the Palace of Westminster, from the Tudors to its destruction in the Great Fire of 1834

Also within Living Heritage

Westminster Hall is the oldest building in Parliament and virtually the only part of the ancient Palace of Westminster which survives in almost its original form. Find out more about its long history

The present-day Palace of Westminster was constructed after the Great Fire of 1834. Find out more about its architecture and interiors