Westminster Hall - This edifice was built by William Rufus, son of William the conqueror, in 1099, but was rebuilt by Richard II. in 1397. It is 272 feet in length, 74 breadth, and 90 in height, and is supported by buttresses without any pillar whatever. Since the reign of Henry III. the principal courts of justice are held there; that is to say, the high court of Chancery, the court of King’s bench, the court of Common-Pleas, and the Exchequer, where matters relative to the King’s revenues are determined. In this hall also peers of the realm are tried. To form an idea of the bar, you must attend the court of Chancery and that of the King’s-bench during term time.