The palace of Westmintser
On saturday we went to go on a guided tour to the Palace of Westmintseralso known as the houses of parlement. The Palace of Westminster holds the house of commons and the house of lords. (It's very simalar to our parliment really.)Fun fact did you know that the queen can't walk were there isn't blue carpet witch means she cant go into the house of commons in fact none of the royal famliy can, They have to send a representitive called 'Blackrod' And when he goes to the house of commons the door gets slammed into his face.( Its not a rude gesture its just an old tridition like how the speaker gets dragged to his chair) The Blackrod has to knock three times with his rod. Know the whole reason for this is because when king charles the 1st came to power he decided he didn't need government so for 11 years he oporated the country without parliment. Well after a while he started to realise he actually needed government so he could collect tax money so he then asked the government to work again well 5 members of the house of commons were so annoyed the wrote him a letter about all the things they did not like about him. Well King charles got so angray he barged in to the house of commons and demanded to find those 5 so he could cut off there heads but luckily the had ran away and thats how englands civil war started wich resulted in parliment winning and choping King charles head off. So when the next King (King charles the 2nd came along you could imagane he would be nice to parliment. Also did you know that there is no parliamentary election for the house of lords there hand picked by the queen and the primeminister. The amazing thing about the house of parliment is that it used to be a palace but after the great fire of london in 1666 king henry the 8th decided to move Whitehall plalace. Still the palace of westminster is about 1000 years old.