Travel Through the Houses of Parliament
Everywhere you look in the Houses of Parliament you can see the influence of Christians and Christianity in shaping our democracy. It is evident in the history, the architecture, the artwork, the procedures and traditions, and the lives of the men and women who have served there.
This tour guide by Andrew Atherstone offers a concise general introduction to the history of Parliament, with a strong emphasis on its Christian heritage. In an age when secular attempts to 'airbrush out' this influence have sometimes obscured key elements of this remarkable story, this guide is timely and important. So if you want to know:
- where you will find the words of Ps 121:1 "unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain" inscribed into the floor;
- which suffragette leader suggested that her fellow campaigners might even face death and so "re-enact the tragedy of Calvary for generations yet unborn";
- when were 200 new Christian MPs elected in a single year, including 150 teetotallers(!);
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