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Key dates

1097 to the 14th century

From the founding of the Hall by William II (Rufus) to its reconstruction by Richard II

15th and 16th centuries

From Edward IV's reign through to the trial of the seven bishops during the reign of James II

18th and 19th centuries

Key events in the history of the Hall during the 18th and 19th centuries

20th century to the present

The chronology of the recent history of Westminster Hall

Kings Table timeline

A chronology of this symbol of royal might from its medieval origins in Westminster Hall through to its rediscovery by archaeologists