Medieval History in Schools

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:41 pm on 4th July 2022.

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Photo of Jerome Mayhew Jerome Mayhew Conservative, Broadland 9:41 pm, 4th July 2022

I was listening with enormous interest to how medieval history surrounds us all. That got me thinking about architecture, which is one of the great examples of history coming to life. My hon. Friend mentioned the medieval period starting with the reign of Diocletian. Of course we see Diocletian windows in classical entablature. But more recently, we have the gothic and the neo-gothic—an example of which we are lucky enough to be in today. I am interested in his views on where we see the accents of medieval history in modern architecture.