St Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster and the House of Commons 1292-1941 - Sold out
Lecture | York Medical Society Rooms
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.