Westminster History Club Meeting

27 November, 2012 - 19:00
The Mayor's Reception Rooms, City Hall, Victoria Street, London SW1
The Day Parliament Burned Down

At the next meeting of the Westminster History Club Dr Caroline Shenton, Director of the Parliamentary Archive and author of 'The Day Parliament Burned Down', will be speaking about the great fire that consumed Parliament in 1834. Copies of the book will be on sale at a discounted price. For more about the author, please see Caroline's own, very informative website. If you would like to come to meetings of the Westminster History Club, please contact Elizabeth Williamson at elizabeth.williamson@sas.ac.uk.

We invite well-known historians to talk about Westminster through the perspective of their special interests. This year the speakers include Dr Andrea Tanner, Archivist of Fortnum & Mason; Dr Caroline Shenton, Director of the Parliamentary Archive and author of intriguing and well-received book, The Day Parliament Burned Down; Dr Philip Davies whose 'Lost London 1870-1945', described by John Carey in The Sunday Times as a 'haunting portal into the bygone life of the capital' was at the top of the best-seller list for many weeks and who now has a new book out; and Dr Nicola Coldstream, a respected medievalist and author who will bring to life the cult of Edward the Confessor. Our aim is to learn about Westminster's history, while enjoying the company of others with the same interests and raising funds to support research for Volume 14 of VCH Middlesex. You can read the full programme here