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Leek, Thistle, Shamrock and Rose: Symbols of the UK and the Elizabeth Tower

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Colour photograph of decorative shield on the exterior of the Palace of Westminster.

The Elizabeth Tower and the Palace of Westminster are decorated with beautiful and symbolic imagery – representing the values, history, and identity of UK Parliament. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the national plant emblems on …

Researching Parliament as a court of law: Westminster and Dublin, 1603 – c. 1730. A guest blog by Dr Coleman A. Dennehy

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For the last two years I have been working on an Irish Research Council Marie Skłodowska-Curie Elevate project entitled ‘Competing jurisdictions: appellate justice in the Dublin and Westminster parliaments, 1603 – c. 1730. The project is an attempt to understand …