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WESTMINSTER HALL, ENGLAND'S LAW COURT FOR SEVEN HUNDRED YEARS

WESTMINSTER HALL, ENGLAND'S LAW COURT FOR SEVEN HUNDRED YEARS

William Rufus built Westminster Hall in 1097 and Richard II rebuilt it in 1399 much as it appears now. Magna Carta decreed in 1215 that the Court of Common Pleas should sit at Westminster, and thus until the Royal Courts of Justice were built in the Strand, at thefarthest confines of Westminster, in the seventies, Westminster Hall was " The Law Courts." The wonderful roof was restored after the war, from the ravages of the death watch beetle. M.P.'s often conduct parties of their constituents round the Hall.

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