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Howard Colvin et al, 'The King's Works', 6 vols (London, HMSO, 1963-82)

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

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

Paul Binski, 'The Painted Chamber at Westminster' (London, Society of Antiquaries, 1986)

Maurice Hastings, 'St Stephens Chapel' (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1955)

John Field, 'The Story of Parliament in the Palace of Westminster' (London, James & James, 2002)

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


A.J. Taylor, 'The Jewel Tower' (London, English Heritage, 1996)

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