Travel Through The Houses Of Parliament

Andrew AtherstoneSKU: TTPAR2754 ISBN: 9781846252754



The Houses of Parliament, on the banks of the River Thames at Westminster, are among the most iconic buildings in the world. They have stood for generations at the centre of the United Kingdom's national political life, and have often been called 'the cradle of democracy'. This book tells the history of Parliament from the Middle Ages to the present day, including such dramatic events as the Gunpowder Plot, the Civil War, the assassination of the Prime Minister, the suffragette protests and the Blitzkrieg. It shows especially how the Christian faith has shaped parliamentary debates and ideals through the centuries.

About the Author

Dr Andrew Atherstone is tutor in history and doctrine, and Latimer research fellow, at Wycliffe Ha l, Oxford. He is a member of Oxford University’s theology faculty and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has published widely on aspects of British ecclesiastical history, especially in the 19th and 20th centuries, and has also contributed The Martyrs of Mary Tudor (second edition, 2007) and Travel Through Oxford (2008) in this Travel Guide series.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Michael P
brief history of Parliament

Interesting overview of a turbulent history. But great to see the hand of God in it all.


‘I warmly commend Travel Through the Houses of Parliament: The Cradle of Democracy as an impressive publication which highlights the influence of Christianity in the history of our British Parliament.’
—The Very Reverend Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York

‘Travel Through the Houses of Parliament is an excellent addition to the Travel Guide series & I thoroughly recommend it to those who are interested in Parliament’s magnificent history & its place at the heart of our national heritage.’
—The Rt Hon William Hague MP

‘The Palace of Westminster has been at the heart of our national life for many centuries & is much treasured by those who have been privileged to work in it & by the countless visitors who have passed through it. This is an excellent account of its history with many fine examples of the art that adorns it, & I heartily commend it.’
—The Rt Hon The Lord Mackay of Clashfern, Lord Chancellor 1987-1997

‘This book is a delight to read. It is beautifully produced & the writing is gripping. It provides a terrific overview of Parliament’s part in our history from the first parliament to the present day. I have worked in Parliament for years & yet I learned many fascinating new things about this place & its great Christian heritage.’
—The Baroness O’Cathain OBE

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