victoria tower treasures

Victoria Tower Treasures cover

signed copies £12.99 available from the houses of parliament shop

a beautifully spare publication of 150 rare documents spanning the last six centuries … much more than a souvenir, or a digest of the greatest archival hits of the British Houses of Parliament. It deftly explores the meaning of ancient documents; the purposes of their preservation, and their role as the very receptacles of key moments in the history of parliamentary government  Angus Trumble, Yale Center for British Art

To celebrate the completion of the Victoria Tower in 1860, some 150 years ago, these parliamentary authors have produced a selection of documents, artefacts and photos from the fifteenth century to the present day. Superbly illustrated and with some interesting themes, this can only be an introduction to whet the appetite Total Politics

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