Houses of Parliament

BROADCASTING BIG BEN

This blog article was written by Nicole Hartland, Archive Assistant (Graduate Trainee).  The sound of Big Ben is iconic. Big Ben (rings the note of E) and the four quarter bells (ring G sharp, F sharp, E, and B) sound …

Baron Learie Constantine

Black and white photograph of Learie Constantine in suit with a pocket square.

Ten Things you need to know about the first Black Parliamentarian Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial National Portrait Gallery This article was written by Richard Ward, Assistant Archives Officer. Warning: This article uses contemporary quotes which contain offensive language that some …

THE OTHER TOWER

black and white image of the Palace of Westminster

This blog was written by Katherine Emery, Assistant Archives Officer. The two towers of the Houses of Parliament make up the well-known silhouette of the building. The more famous Elizabeth Tower, the clocktower that the holds Big Ben and the …

The Best Bobby in the Lobby

A blog from our Archive Assistant, Sarah Williams. The latest display from the Parliamentary Archives celebrates the history of policing in Parliament and focuses on the career of one Victorian policeman in particular, Inspector Eleazor Denning. If you are visiting …