From the Reformation to 1834
How did the Chapel of St Stephen's change over decades of use by the Commons? Discover how Sir Christopher Wren converted the medieval chapel into a classical building
John Soane built the Royal Gallery of the old Palace of Westminster in 1823-4. Find out more about the history of this room
What was the Court of Requests, and how did it become one of the homes of the House of Lords?
The medieval Palace of Westminster was rapidly transformed from the 18th century onwards. Explore this fascinating phase of Palace development
How did the configuration of St Stephen's Chapel influence our present two-party system of government versus opposition? Find out more about the first permanent home of the House of Commons