Simon de Montfort and the Origins of Parliament

Saturday 30 November 2019, 10.00AM to 4.00pm

In 1264, after being defeated at the Battle of Lewes, King Henry III was forced by Simon de Montfort to call a parliament which included not only the great barons, but also citizens from the major towns in England. This was the very beginnings of what became our parliamentary democracy today. This day course will examine the causes and consequences of the baronial war between Simon de Montfort and Henry III and the origins of Parliament. It is anticipated that this course will be held at the King’s Manor.

Tutor: Gillian Waters BA MA PGDip PGCE

  • Term: Autumn
  • Day: Saturday
  • Start Date: 30 November 2019
  • Time: 10am-4pm
  • No. of weeks: 1
  • Full fee: £40

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