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The State Opening of Parliament 

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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Books

Dorian Gerhold, 'Westminster Hall: Nine Hundred Years of History' (London, James & James, 1999)

Malcolm Hay, 'Westminster Hall and the Medieval Kings' (London, British Museum Press, 1995)

Hilary St.George Saunders, 'Westminster Hall' (London, Michael Joseph, 1951)

Articles

John Cherry and Neil Stratford, 'Westminster Kings and the Medieval Palace of Westminster', Department of Medieval and Later Antiquities, Occasional Paper 115 (1995).

Jacques Heyman, 'Westminster Hall Roof', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (1966), (37), pp.137-63.

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