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Images of the Country's leading political figures feature prominently in this section. These are the men and women who have contributed to political life and the celebrated tradition of democratic government over the centuries and who continue to do so today. The State Apartments showcase images of British Kings and Queens. This is a small selection taken from over 2,000 images in the Collection and ranges from full length paintings and statues, to portrait busts, watercolours, prints, drawings, photographs and political commemoratives. They have been grouped into the following categories: Prime Ministers, Lord Chancellors, Speakers of the House of Commons, Kings and Queens. For ease of reference notable Parliamentarians are divided into centuries.