National Geographic : 1946 Aug
Democracy's Royal Palace © National Geographic Society Kodachrome by B. Anthony Stewart Members of Parliament Lack Private Offices; They Work in Drafty Corridors Like other M.P .'s, Capt. L. D. Gammans, the author (right), must pay his secretary out of his salary of some $4,000 a year. American Congressmen's $10,000 a year appears munificent to their British counterparts. "Charles I Raising His Standard at Nottingham" hangs in the Peers' Corridor. The King's defiant-act (in 1642) inaugurated the Civil War. This conflict cost Charles his head, made Oliver Cromwell Protector, and established Parliament's supremacy over monarchs.