Offices and Ceremonies: Further reading


Philip Laundy ‘The Office of the Speaker’ (London, Cassell, 1964)

Diana Woodhouse ‘The Office of Lord Chancellor’ (London, Hart,2001)

Peter Thorne, ‘Ceremonial and the Mace in the House of Commons’ (London, HMSO, 1980)

Philip Marsden, ‘The officers of the Commons, 1363-1965’ (London, Barrie and Rockliff, 1966)

John Field, ‘The Story of Parliament: In the Palace of Westminster’ (London, Third Millenium Information, 2012)

Web links to online sources

Lords Library Note on Ceremonial in the House of Lords

History of the House of Lords (PDF PDF 366 KB)

Speaker's pages

Commons Rules and Customs:

Commons Library briefing paper on lyings-in-state

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