Parliamentary History – 750th Anniversary of the 1st Parliament

Many of the media outlets are carrying stories today of the anniversary of the 1st Parliament, sitting 750 years ago today. additionally, of course, this is also the year of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. This historical views of Parliament are useful for those studying the UK Constitution as so much of the constitution is based in this historical evolution. Most will know that the UK Constitution is uncodified, not contained in one written document, instead being drawn from a wide range of sources. Some of these articles are therefore useful for Unit 1 and 2 study of how the UK has come to operate in the manner it does today: some are simply an interesting read for those with a political enthusiasm.

Simon De Montfort: The turning point for democracy that gets overlooked – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30849472

Did King John actually sign the Magna Carta? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-30879124

Memorable speeches from 750 years of Parliament – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30813661

The January Parliament and how it defined Britain – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11355822/The-January-Parliament-and-how-it-defined-Britain.html

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