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House of Commons


  • Address: Parliament Sq Sw1
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1901/02/18 Winston Churchill Member of Parliament Churchill makes his maiden speech in the House of Commons, in which he bitterly criticizes the war in South Africa saying "if I were a Boer I hope I should be fighting in the field." Winston Churchill, Member of Parliment
1916/03/07 Winston Churchill Politician While on leave from the front, Churchill suffers a severe political setback when he condemns the government's conduct of the war in a speech in the House of Commons and calls for the return of Sir John Fisher as First Sea Lord. Winston Churchill, Member of Parliment
1919/11/28 Nancy Langhorne Astor Member of Parliament When Lady Astor became the first woman to sit in the House of Commons, she evoked admiration, amusement and some exasperation. She sat in the Commons for more than a quarter of a century and won her seat in seven consecutive elections. NY Times 3 May 1964 American Women's Suffrage
1926/07/07 Winston Churchill Politician Churchill contributes in a raucous debate on the British Gazette in the House of Commons. He declares, "I decline utterly to be impartial as between the fire brigade and the fire." Winston Churchill, Member of Parliment
1932/05/13 Winston Churchill Politician In a speech to the House of Commons, Churchill warns against France and Germany being equal in military strength saying he would ask those who do, "Do you wish for war?" Winston Churchill, Member of Parliment
1933/11/07 Winston Churchill Politician Churchill warns that Germany has already begun to rearm in the House of Commons. Winston Churchill, Member of Parliment
1934/11/28 Winston Churchill Politician Churchill warns in a speech in the House of Commons that Germany will reach parity in air strength in 1935. Winston Churchill, Member of Parliment
1936/12/07 Winston Churchill Politician Churchill can not make himself heard amid the uproar and is shouted down in the House of Commons as he pleads on the King's behalf. Winston Churchill, Member of Parliment
1936/12/07 Winston Churchill Politician Churchill can not make himself heard amid the uproar and is shouted down in the House of Commons as he pleads on the King's behalf. Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
1938/03/14 Winston Churchill Politician Churchill speaks on the German annexation of Austria in the House of Commons. Winston Churchill, Member of Parliment
1938/10/05 Winston Churchill Politician Churchill denounces the Munich Agreement in the House of Commons as "a defeat without a war." Winston Churchill, Member of Parliment
1938/11/08 King George VI King During the state opening of Parliament, King George announces his happiness in accepting Franklin Roosevelt's invitation and warmly welcomes this practical expression of good feeling between the two countries. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth State Visit of Canada
1940/05/08 David Lloyd George Member of Parliament After a two days of debating, including being criticized by Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes and Lloyd George but supported by Churchill, Neville Chamberlain's government loses a confidence vote in the House of Commons. United Kingdom Enters World War II
1940/05/13 Winston Churchill Prime Minister Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivers his first speech to the House of Commons, "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat...". United Kingdom Enters World War II
1940/06/04 Winston Churchill Prime Minister Winston Churchill's speaks of the great military disaster at Dunkirk and warns of the expected invasion by Nazi Germany to the House of Commons. "We shall fight on the beaches..." United Kingdom Enters World War II
1940/06/18 Winston Churchill Prime Minister Churchill speech at the House of Commons ends with: Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.' United Kingdom Enters World War II
1940/08/20 Winston Churchill Prime Minister Churchill addresses the House of Commons about the airmen who were fighting the Battle of Britain, the air war between the German Luftwaffe and Britain's Royal Air Force. "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
1945/05/08 Winston Churchill UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces the end of the war in Europe in the House of Commons. World War II Ends
1964/07/27 Winston Churchill Member of Parliament Winston Churchill attends the House of Commons for the last time. Winston Churchill, Member of Parliment

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English Listed Building List Entry Number: 1226284



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