History of Parliament podcasts

Listen to one of our podcasts that focus on the history of Parliament below.

Mr Gladstone and Parliament 1833-94
In this podcast Mike Greenwood talks to Professor Miles Taylor about the parliamentary career of Gladstone.

Introduction to the Parliamentary Archives
In this podcast we listen to Mari Takayanagi from the Parliamentary Archives talk about what the archives has to offer on-line and in the Victoria Tower at the Houses of Parliament.

The 1689 Bill of Rights
In this podcast we listen to experts from the History of Parliament Trust talk about the 1689 Bill of Rights.

The trial and execution of Charles I
Listen to experts from the History of Parliament Trust and Parliamentary Archives talk about the trial and execution of Charles I.

The Great Fire of 1834
Interview with Caroline Shenton from Parliamentary Archives about the 1834 fire that destoyed much of the original Parliament buildings.

Suffragettes in Parliament
Interviews with archivists, curators, police and MPs about the actions of Suffragettes and Suffragists in Parliament.

A podcast tour of the Clock Tower with slideshow
Listen to a tour of the Clock Tower - more popularly known as Big Ben - with John Steel, Clock Tower guide.

A podcast tour of the Commons Chamber with slideshow
Listen to a tour of the House of Commons Chamber given by Sarah Polfreman, a visitors' assistant, at the Houses of Parliament.

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