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Christine Riding and Jacqueline Riding, 'The Houses of Parliament: History, Art and Architecture', (London: Merell, 2000)

Christopher Jones, 'The Great Palace: The Story of Parliament', (London: BBC, 1983)

Robert Wilson, 'The Houses of Parliament', (Norwich: Jarrold Publishing, 1986)

Nigel Smith, 'The Houses of Parliament: Their History and Purpose', (Hove: Wayland, 1997)

M.H. Port, 'The Houses of Parliament', (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1976)

Malcolm Hay and Jacqueline Riding, 'Art in Parliament: The Permanent Collection of the House of Commons', (Norwich: Jarrold Publishing, 1996)

Robert Cooke, 'The Palace of Westminster: Houses of Parliament', (London: Macmillan, 1987)

Bryan H. Fell and K.R. Mackenzie, 'The Houses of Parliament: An Illustrated Guide to the Palace of Westminster', (London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1967)

James Pope-Hennessy, 'The Houses of Parliament', (London: Joseph, 1975)

Harry Boyne, 'The Houses of Parliament', (London: Batsford, 1981)

K.R. Mackenzie, 'The Palace of Westminster', (Norwich; Jarrold, 1977)


Brian Doolan, 'The Pugins and The Hardmans', ( Archdiocese of Birmingham Historical Commission, 2004)

Jennifer Tanfield, 'In Parliament - 1939-50: The Effect of the War on the Palace of Westminster', (London: HMSO, 1991)


The Palace of Westminster(PDF) (pdf 595KB)

Restoration of the Palace(PDF) (pdf 171KB)

The Colours of Parliament(PDF) (pdf 118KB)

The Portcullis(PDF) (pdf 331KB)

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