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Westminster Hall - William Wallace + Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Westminster Hall - 2

Plaque: Westminster Hall - William Wallace + Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee

Inscription

{Top plaque:}
Near this spot, at the Kings Bench at the South end of the Hall, took place the trial of Sir William Wallace the Scottish Patriot on Monday, 23rd August 1305.

{Lower plaque:}
Queen Elizabeth II, on May 4th 1977, here replied to addresses presented by both Houses of Parliament on the occasion of Her Majesty's Silver Jubilee.

Site: Westminster Hall - 2 (6 memorials)

SW1, St Margaret Street, Westminster Hall

Referring to the plaques, as viewed by the people in our photo who are reading them the right way up:
At the left: George V Silver Jubilee;
Middle column, from the top: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond; Queen Elizabeth II Golden; William Wallace; Queen Elizabeth II Silver;
At the right: Simon de Montfort;

and on a lower step, but not visible in our photo: Charles I;

and on the next landing down:
an empty space left by a plaque that has been removed (interesting but we have no information); and Mandela.

This south end of the hall has been through a number of changes. We found images at Living Heritage and Alamy and Explore Parliament.

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Westminster Hall - William Wallace + Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee

Information Subjects commemorated

Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The twenty-fifth anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II.  This wa...

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Queen Elizabeth II

Born 17 Bruton Street. When she was 10 her father became King George VI (on t...

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Sir William Wallace

Scottish knight and national hero. Born Renfrewshire. Convicted of treason Wa...

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King's Bench

The King's Bench, as opposed to, The Common Bench, was initially where the Ki...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Westminster Hall - William Wallace + Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee

Information Also at this site

Westminster Hall - Charles I

From Notes & Queries 1920 "The trial of the King was, by order of the Cou...

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Westminster Hall - Elizabeth II Diamond + Golden Jubilees

{Top plaque:} Queen Elizabeth II, on March 20th 2012, here replied to address...

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Westminster Hall - George V Silver Jubilee

King George the Fifth on May 9th 1935 here received and replied to addresses ...

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Westminster Hall - Mandela

Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa on 14th July 1996 here received and...

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Westminster Hall - Simon de Montfort

Queen Elizabeth II here replied to addresses presented by both Houses of Parl...

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