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Group smart perform presentation group 5

  1. 1. About BIG BEN
  2. 2. Big Ben is the bell that strikes the hours in the clock tower above the Houses of Parliament at Westminster in London.
  3. 3. 13,5 tons and was named Big Benin honour of Sir Benjamin Hall , who was Commissioner of Works at the time of the tower’s 1858.
  4. 4. Interestingly, the Whitechapel Bell Foundry where it was cast is still operating from
  5. 5. “Little Bens”. There are four smaller bells in the tower which strike the quarters and are called
  6. 6. The British have long prided themselves on their democratic tradition. Big Ben symbolises to many people the “Mother of Parliaments”.
  7. 7. The English Parliament was united with the Scottish Parliament in 1707 and with the Irish between 1801 and 1992.
  8. 8. Since 1688 it has been customary for the king or queen to choose his or her ministers from dominant political party in the Commons.
  9. 9. between 1840 and 1860. The Houses of Parliament are not particularly old the present building having been built
  10. 10. can be seen television was destroyed by incediary boms during World War II and was later rebuilt preserving its former character. It does, however, incoporate portions of the mediaeval Palace of Westminister. The Commons debating chamber which nowadays
  11. 11. When the Houses of Parliament are in session, the clock is illuminated at night by a light that goes off only when the House rises.