Victoria Tower Treasures From The Parliamentary Archives
Date of publication: March 2011
Publisher: Houses of Parliament
To mark the 150th anniversary of the Victoria Tower, the Archives has highlighted 150 treasures from amongst the three million historic records of both Houses of Parliament. These treasures illustrate the history of Parliament and the Palace of Westminster since the fifteenth century and include such iconic documents as the Death Warrant of Charles I, the Bill of Rights, the record of the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot, the Stamp Act and the Great Reform Act, as well as less well-known but spectacular items such as a ticket to George IV's coronation banquet, a suffragette banner, a wartime bicycle lamp, a plan of the proposed waterworks at Kennington Oval and a sample of an oil slick.
Written by three experts from the Parliamentary Archives, this book is a must for anyone interested in the history of Parliament and the nation.