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The Medieval Chapel 1292 - 1548

Building the Chapel 1292-1363
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St Stephen's was built across seventy years. Discover how this greatly altered the design and build of the chapel.

Using the Medieval Chapel 1348-1548
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St Stephen's was used for various purposes throughout the medieval period. Find out more about how it was affected by the Reformation.

Women at Stephen's Chapel 1292 - 1548
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Discover how women contributed to the building and maintaince of the medieval chapel.

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St Stephen's Chapel 1184-1363

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Westminster Hall is the oldest building in Parliament and virtually the only part of the ancient Palace of Westminster which survives in almost its original form. Find out more about its long history

The present-day Palace of Westminster, or the Houses of Parliament as it is also known, was constructed after a great fire in 1834. Find out more about its architecture and the history of the buildings that stood on the estate before the fire.

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St Stephen's Chapel Middle Ages

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The present-day Palace of Westminster, or the Houses of Parliament as it is also known, was constructed after a great fire in 1834. Find out more about its architecture and the history of the buildings that stood on the estate before the fire.