Great British Icons

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780199576982
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191702235 | DOI:
Great British Icons

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This chapter highlights the three great icons of British government: 10 Downing Street, the Palace of Westminister, and Buckingham Palace. 10 Downing Street is the place where the prime minister lives and works, and the cabinet meets. The Palace of Westminister is where the two houses of parliament meet, while Buckingham Palace is where the monarch lives and works. All three are icons in every sense of the term. They are all visual objects and not abstract concepts such as the sovereignty of parliament or the rule of law.

Keywords: great icons; British government; 10 Downing Street; Palace of Westminister; Buckingham Palace; sovereignty of parliament; rule of law

Chapter.  14495 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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