Base on one main of subject which we have to study "British Culture" and I think everybody are familiar with some UK's images. Anyway, i hope we can learn and know more about some aspect of British culture.
Pls post the place or the things u like in Britain
I hope this topic can help student in our falcuty will have some ideas in the subject of British culture and it will be useful for ur studying.
The Houses of Parliament
The Houses of Parliament are sometimes referred to as the Palace of Westminster because it was built for Edward the Confessor and then, from 1066, it became the main residence of William the Conqueror and his successors until the reign of Henry VIII in the 16th century.
Parliament, as we know it today, evolved from meetings held by the King's Council in Westminster Hall, part of the palace.
In 1834 a disastrous fire destroyed much of the building with the exception of Westminster Hall, the Cloisters and the Jewel Tower. The fire was caused by burning a large quantity of elm sticks (used as tally sticks to keep the Exchequer's accounts) in a large furnace beneath the Lords' Chamber. Within hours much of the Palace of Westminster was destroyed.
Architects were invited to submit plans for the new building in the Gothic or Elizabethan style and Sir Charles Barry was the winning architect. Because Barry had limited experience of Gothic architecture he teamed up with Augustus Welby Pugin. Building work commenced in 1837. The House of Lords opened ten years later and four years after that, the Commons also opened.