The fire was watched by large crowds. Both Constable and Turner were present and were later to depict the event. It was also seen by Pugin, who was to be so central to the construction of the new Palace. The Prime Minister was also present and was busy supervising the removal of various records.
This week’s questions relate to the fire. The first two readers to provide the correct answers will be the winners.
1. What caused the fire that destroyed the Palace of Westminster?
2. Who was the Prime Minister at the time?
3. Whose design was chosen for the new Palace of Westminster?