The history of Parliament

The UK has a long tradition of parliamentary democracy.

The UK has a rich democratic history that spans almost 1000 years. Use our teaching resources to explore the emergence of Parliament in the classroom.


Join Parliament as we commemorate a series of major anniversaries in 2015: 750 years since De Montfort parliament and 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta, which paved the way for the emergence of the House of Commons and democracy as we know it today.