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Video audio dramas of Magna Carta and De Montfort are online now
Education programme incls flag project and web resource. Collaboration with @UkNatArchives
Now an outline of next year's parliamentary programme.
Eleanor Laing MP thanks Dr Maddicott and underlines importance of parliament.
Good source material exists for De Montfort incl his will. Some in France.
What went wrong for De Montfort? Lost magnate support. His sons were unpopular. The Lord Edward escaped - led to defeat at Evesham.
No likeness of De Montfort survives. His driving force personal grievances.
Who elected the knights ? Sheriffs a key role along with gentry in county court.
After 1265 knights were elected. This pattern repeated by every medieval king.
Knights and burgesses not often summoned to Edward I 's parliaments.
1268/70 parliaments featured knights at most of them. Sometimes elected. Key role at Westminster and in local communities.
Ghost of de Montfort rides high in parliaments after his death.
De Montfort gave knights a role in political business.
Support for De Montfort from magnates fell away in 1265 parliament. He looked for support from elsewhere.
Knights a more prominent role in 1265 parliament. De Montfort paid their expenses.