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Commons Collection

Background imageCommons Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Holloway Brooch

Suffragette W. S. P. U Holloway Brooch
The Holloway Brooch, designed by Sylvia Pankhurst, for presentation to W.S.P.U released prisoners. It depicts the portcullis symbol of the House of Commons with chains and broad arrows in purple

Background imageCommons Collection: William Pitt the Younger addressing Parliament

William Pitt the Younger addressing Parliament
William Pitt (the Younger) addressing the House of Commons

Background imageCommons Collection: Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill inspecting the damage to the House of Commons after an attack during the Blitz

Background imageCommons Collection: Gladstone / Home Rule Bill

Gladstone / Home Rule Bill
The House of Commons, February 13 1893. William Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister, introduces the Second Home Rule Bill

Background imageCommons Collection: Suffragette Campaign Muriel Matters Pankhurst

Suffragette Campaign Muriel Matters Pankhurst. The campaign of the suffragettes in October 1908, including demonstration in Trafalgar Square, the trial of Mrs

Background imageCommons Collection: Houses of Commons / Lords

Houses of Commons / Lords
Lord Palmerston addressing the House of Commons (top) A debate on the Home Rule Bill in the House of Lords (bottom)

Background imageCommons Collection: Poster, River Thames at Westminster, London

Poster, River Thames at Westminster, London. Date: 1954

Background imageCommons Collection: Postcard / Minister

Postcard / Minister
A Minister assailed by Suffragettes outside the House of Commons

Background imageCommons Collection: Sir Robert Walpole / Mini

Sir Robert Walpole / Mini
SIR ROBERT WALPOLE 1st Earl of Orford English statesman - Whig MP in the House of Commons

Background imageCommons Collection: Suffragette Rush House of Commons Flyer 1908

Suffragette Rush House of Commons Flyer 1908. An original leaflet/flyer issued by the WSPU. Reads Votes for Women Men and women Help the Suffragettes to Rush the House of Commons on Tuesday Evening

Background imageCommons Collection: Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst Trafalgar Square

Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst Trafalgar Square. Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst attending a crowd in Trafalgar Square. Invites them to Rush the House of Commons on 13th october 1908. Date: 1908

Background imageCommons Collection: First female to speak in the House of Commons

First female to speak in the House of Commons
Margaret Travers Symons (1879 - after 1951), suffragette, the first woman to speak in the House of Commons, who made her way in after running past policeman, Mr Idris into the chamber

Background imageCommons Collection: Sir William Harcourt

Sir William Harcourt
Sir William George Granville Venables Vernon Harcourt (1827 - 1904). English Politician - Chancellor of the Exchequer

Background imageCommons Collection: Peel / Arthur Wellesley

Peel / Arthur Wellesley
ARTHUR WELLESLEY, first viscount PEEL son of sir Robert Peel statesman, Speaker of the House of Commons

Background imageCommons Collection: Disraeli Speaks / 1875

Disraeli Speaks / 1875
Tory Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli speaks during a debate on Irish Home Rule

Background imageCommons Collection: Eminent Politicians / 1886

Eminent Politicians / 1886
Eminent politicians including Gladstone, Randolph Churchill and Charles Stewart Parnell gather in the Commons Lobby

Background imageCommons Collection: Margaret Wintringham during her election campaign

Margaret Wintringham during her election campaign
Margaret Wintringham (1879 - 1955), British Liberal Party politician, MP for Louth between 1921 and 1924. She was the second woman, and the first British-born woman

Background imageCommons Collection: Margaret Wintringham

Margaret Wintringham (1879 - 1955), British Liberal Party politician, MP for Louth between 1921 and 1924. She was the second woman, and the first British-born woman

Background imageCommons Collection: Chained to Rail / Iln / 1908

Chained to Rail / Iln / 1908
A suffragette chained to grille in the House of Commons

Background imageCommons Collection: Disraeli as Pm / 1868

Disraeli as Pm / 1868
Disraeli addresses the Commons for the first time as Prime Minister, following Lord Derbys resignation. Date: March 1868

Background imageCommons Collection: David Lloyd George (1863-1945) Introducing the Munitions Bil

David Lloyd George (1863-1945) Introducing the Munitions Bil
Illustration showing David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor, then Minister of Munitions, delivering a speech to the House of Commons on the Munitions Bill

Background imageCommons Collection: Pitt in Commons / 1804

Pitt in Commons / 1804
William Pitt (the Younger) addresses the House in 1804, the year he began his second spell as Prime Minister

Background imageCommons Collection: Royal Procession 1804

Royal Procession 1804
The Royal procession takes king George III to Westminster to open Parliament

Background imageCommons Collection: Disraeli / First Budget

Disraeli / First Budget
William Gladstone attacks Benjamin Disraelis first budget speech, which had lasted five hours

Background imageCommons Collection: Oliver Cromwell removing the mace from the Commons

Oliver Cromwell removing the mace from the Commons Chamber and dissolving the Rump Parliament in 1653. Behind him, a group of Roundheads arrest a cavalier. Take away that Bauble

Background imageCommons Collection: Guy Fawkes, leader of the Gunpowder Plot, caught in

Guy Fawkes, leader of the Gunpowder Plot, caught in the cellar of the Houses of Parliament, 5 November 1604. William Parker, Baron Monteagle, and Theophilus Howard, Earl of Suffolk

Background imageCommons Collection: Timothy Michael Healey - Irish Nationalist Politician

Timothy Michael Healey - Irish Nationalist Politician
Strong T. Timothy Michael Healey (1855-1931), an Irish Nationalist Politician and British MP. Date: 1900

Background imageCommons Collection: St Stephens Chapel

St Stephens Chapel was a chapel in the old Palace of Westminster which served as the chamber of the House of Commons of England and that of Great Britain from 1547 to 1834

Background imageCommons Collection: House of Commons Dining Room, Victorian period

House of Commons Dining Room, Victorian period

Background imageCommons Collection: Cartoon, The Sleeping Palace (of Westminster)

Cartoon, The Sleeping Palace (of Westminster)
Political cartoon, The Sleeping Palace (of Westminster), at the end of a long and weary House of Commons session - a parody of a painting by Burne-Jones, The Garden Court Date: 1891

Background imageCommons Collection: King Charles I taking the Speaker's Chair

King Charles I taking the Speaker's Chair in a failed attempt to arrest five MPs for treason Date: 1642

Background imageCommons Collection: Clapham Common

Clapham Common
This painting shows a vast number of well dressed figures at Clapham Common, a large park in south London, it was converted from common land to parkland under the terms of the Metropolitan Commons

Background imageCommons Collection: Parliament seating plan - Westminster, London

Parliament seating plan - Westminster, London Date: 1925

Background imageCommons Collection: A week of political stories

A week of political stories
Headlines of different newspaper for the week. The Pall Mall Gazette, The Globe, The Daily Telegraph and the Evening standard all giving the top stories for that week. The left image is of Mr

Background imageCommons Collection: Bonar Law, opposition leader

Bonar Law, opposition leader
Andrew Bonar Law (16 September 1858A a€" 30 October 1923) was a BritishA ConservativeA politician who served asA Prime Minister of the United KingdomA from 1922 to 1923

Background imageCommons Collection: Lord Salisbury's stables

Lord Salisbury's stables in Hatfield house. Known as Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne Cecil. Born at Hatfield house (3 February 1830 ?)

Background imageCommons Collection: Members of the new house of commons 1900

Members of the new house of commons 1900
A section of 16 members of the new house of commons (1900). Notable newcomers to the House of Commons included Winston Churchill

Background imageCommons Collection: Portrait of the Hon W F D Smith

Portrait of the Hon W F D Smith
Portrait of the HON. W. F. D. SMITH, (12 August 1868 ?? 16 June 1928), known as Frederick Smith. He was an English business man and politician

Background imageCommons Collection: Mrs Allhusen

Mrs Allhusen
A portrait oil painting of Dorothy Allhusen, the wife os Augustus Henry Eden Allhusenmm, who was an English Conservative Party politician, who sat in the House of Commons from 1897 to 1906

Background imageCommons Collection: Edmund Burke and the Iron Duke

Edmund Burke and the Iron Duke
Two Baxter portrait prints of the following men. Edmund Burke, as a boy, who became a British and Irish statesman, economist and philosopher

Background imageCommons Collection: The Houses of Parliament from across the River Thames

The Houses of Parliament from across the River Thames
The history of the building goes back almost 1, 000 years. There are two Houses - the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Just at the left hand side of the picture Westminster Abbey can be seen

Background imageCommons Collection: Cartoon, The Stage Door of the Future

Cartoon, The Stage Door of the Future
Women's suffrage cartoon, The Stage Door of the Future, with stage door Johnnies waiting for women MPs to emerge from the House of Commons. Date: 1920

Background imageCommons Collection: Prime Minister, Joseph Chamberlain in the House of Commons, introducing the Commonwealth of

Prime Minister, Joseph Chamberlain in the House of Commons, introducing the Commonwealth of Australia Bill. The Bill which installed for Australia, under one Government

Background imageCommons Collection: Michael Hicks Beach

Michael Hicks Beach (1837 - 1916), statesman, chancellor of the exchequer, introducing his financial proposals. Date: 14 April 1902

Background imageCommons Collection: Chartist petition procession

Chartist petition procession
A print of the chartists procession of 1842 taking the great national petition of 3, 317, 702 signatures to the House of Commons

Background imageCommons Collection: George Thomas, British Labour Party politician

George Thomas, British Labour Party politician
Thomas George Thomas, 1st Viscount Tonypandy (1909-1997), British Labour Party politician, MP from 1945 to 1983, best known as Speaker of the House of Commons from 1976 to 1983

Background imageCommons Collection: Keith Vaz and Bernie Grant, Labour Party politicians

Keith Vaz and Bernie Grant, Labour Party politicians
Keith Vaz (Nigel Keith Anthony Standish Vaz, b 1956) and Bernie Grant (Bernard Alexander Montgomery Grant, 1944-2000), British Labour politicians

Background imageCommons Collection: Michael Foot and Tony Blair, British Labour politicians

Michael Foot and Tony Blair, British Labour politicians
Michael Foot (Michael Mackintosh Foot, 1913-2010), British Labour politician and writer, Leader of the Opposition 1980-1983, CND supporter



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