Organised by the York & East Yorkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee

St Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster and the House of Commons 1292-1941 - Sold out

  • York Medical Society Rooms |
  • Lecture |
  • Tuesday, 15 November 2016 - 14:00 until 16:00

Tudor historian, Dr John Cooper, introduces a University of York project to study the medieval royal chapel which became the first meeting place of the House of Commons. Built by Edward I and sumptuously decorated by Edward III, St Stephen’s Chapel was one of the glories of late medieval England. When the chapel was cleared during the Reformation, the building took on a new role as the House of Commons. To this day, key aspects of British political culture can be traced back to the conversion of St Stephen’s from a place of worship to a parliamentary debating chamber. A pioneering digital reconstruction of the Chapel draws on images from the Parliamentary Art Collection and surviving fragments in the British Museum.

This event has been organised by the York & East Yorkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

York Medical Society Rooms
23 Stonegate, York, Yorkshire East Yorkshire YO1 8AW