To mark the 150th anniversary of the Victoria Tower of the Palace of Westminster, the Parliamentary Archives selected 150 treasures from among its three million historic records to fill this book. These fabulous treasures illustrate the history of Parliament and the Palace of Westminster since the fifteenth century, and include iconic documents such as Charles I's death warrant, the Bill of Rights, the record of the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot, the Stamp Act and the Great Reform Act, as well as less well-known but spectacular items such as a ticket to George IV's coronation banquet, a suffragette banner, a wartime bicycle lamp belonging to the Commons' librarian and a host of other fascinating surprises from the collections. Written by three experts from the Parliamentary Archives, and containing stunning photography, this book is a must for anyone interested in the history of Parliament and of the nation. Caroline Shenton is Clerk of the Records for the UK Parliament and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Society of Antiquaries. David Prior is Assistant Clerk of the Records, and curator of many recent exhibitions at Parliament. Mari Takayanagi is an archivist at the Parliamentary Archives and a specialist in the suffragettes and women's history.