Online lecture by Jonathan Foyle
This year has seen an extraordinary focus on Westminster Hall, one of the grandest spaces of medieval Europe, where Queen Elizabeth II lay in state before her burial at Windsor Castle. Many kings and queens are buried at Westminster, in a complex we still routinely call 'The Palace of Westminster'. But what is the history of Westminster Palace, including its Hall, and how did it relate to Westminster Abbey as a unique royal ensemble of church and state? Is it still a royal palace? And what evidence remains of the effect and meaning of the richly-decorated chambers kings and queens once occupied? This new talk by Jonathan Foyle takes us inside to explore the story over 500 years.