Government and administration
Westminster Hall has been the setting for some of the greatest state trials in English history. Find out more about the early state trials that were held within the Hall until the end of the 16th century.
One of the most momentous events ever to take place in Westminster Hall was the state trial of Charles I in 1649. Find out what occurred during the trial
Westminster Hall was the centre of the English legal system for almost seven centuries. Find out how the early judicial system was shaped by this magnificent building
What were the major state trials which took place in Westminster Hall between the 17th and 19th centuries?