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This book is an encyclopaedia in two volumes. Chap. 1 Old-time Parliaments & Parliament Men, 2 Memories of St. Stephens- The Sixteenth Century. 3 Memories of St. Stephens- The Seventieth Century. 4 Memories of St. Stephens- The Commonwealth. 5 Memories of St. Stephens- The Restoration & the Revolution of 1688. 6 The Speaker as Host- Parliamentary Costume. 7 Social Aspects of Parliamentary Life- wining & Dining. 8 The Lobby. 9 Ladies at the House. 10 Memories of St. Stephens- The Eighteen Century.11 Westminster Hall: Its History & Traditions. 12 Westminster Hall: Memorable Trials. 13 The Destruction of the Place by Fire. 14 Coronation Ceremonies at the Palace. 15 Memories of St. Stephens Ninetieth Century. 16 The Press Gallery. 17 The Design of the New Palace. 18 Detailed Description of the House of Lords. 19 Detailed Description of the House of Commons. 20 The Library. 21 Below Stairs at St. Stephens. 22 The Clock Tower & Big Ben. 23 The Crypt Chapel, & Cloisters & The Jewelry Tower. 24 St. Stephens Chapel. Full Plates: 1 Interior of the old House of Commons in St. Stephens Chapel, 1793. 2 Queen Elizabeth I. 3 William Cecil, Lord Burghley. 4 Charles James Fox. 5 The Court of Chancery in the Reign of George I. 6 Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat. 7 A Committee of the House of Commons at the Fleet Prison, 1729. 8 The Opening of Parliament by King Edward VII. 9 A Yeoman of the Guard. Vol. II 25 Parliament in Being – Royal Speeches. 26 Parliament in Being – Royal Speaker. 27 Speakers- Famous Infamous. 28 Parliament in Being – The House of Commons at Work. 29 Called to the Bar- Parliamentary Privilege. 30 The House at Prayers. 31 In Committee. 32 Lord Chancellors – Famous & Infamous. 33 The Victorian Parliaments. 34 The Victorian Parliaments. 35 The Victorian Parliaments. 36 The Precincts of the Place. 37 The Ministerial Annexe of the Palace of Westminster- Appendix pages 579-583. Full Colour Plates: 1 The House of Parliament, from Lambeth Palace. 2 The Right Hon. William Court Gully K.C. 3 The Marquis of Salisbury. K.G. 4 The Right Hon. Warren Hastings. 5 Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon. 6 Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston K.G. 7 Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconfield, K.G. 8 The Right Hon. William Ewar Gladstone. 9 Downing Street. Both volumes are packed full of interesting information, some of us should know little about our history; especially when and how they make our laws, send us to War and spend everyones money, sometimes without asking. Volume 1 is in very good condition, Volume II is on the loose side with discolouration to cover.