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The Day Parliament Burned Down Caroline Shenton Tuesday 02 April 2019

In the early evening of 16th October 1834, a huge ball of fire exploded through the roof of the Houses of Parliament, creating a blaze so enormous that it could be seen from Windsor castle.

Glorious old buildings and contents were destroyed.

This talk provides a gripping hour-by-hour story of the fire with particular focus on the oils and watercolours produced by Turner.