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About the 2015 programme

About the 2015 programme and Historic Anniversaries.

Parliament in the Making: 2015 Historic Anniversaries programme

In 2015 the Houses of Parliament, along with the people of the UK, will be commemorating two important anniversaries: 750 years since the Simon de Montfort Parliament (1265) and 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta (1215). These historical events

Magna Carta

What is Magna Carta?

Simon de Montfort

Who is Simon de Montfort?

Working in partnership

Working with partner organisations across the UK Parliament in the Making will encourage people from every community to reflect on the UK’s democratic heritage, as well as how this has shaped today’s world and our attitude.

Other anniversaries in 2015


2015 also marks a number of other important anniversaries

Video: A history of representation in nearly 60 seconds

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