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Simon de Montfort’s Parliament represented a crucial step on the path to parliamentary democracy. For the first time, it brought together representatives from different towns and cities – a principle which can be seen reflected in the make-up of the modern House of Commons.

Bring the story of Simon de Montfort and his 1265 Parliament to life with this video drama and explore the emergence of Parliament and local representation.

These resources are suitable for Citizenship lessons exploring the origins of local representation in Parliament, or History, specifically as part of the KS3 ‘Magna Carta and the Emergence of Parliament’ curriculum.

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Suitable for: KS2, KS3

Subjects: Citizenship, History

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