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Burgesses attended 1265 parliament. They may have attended previous parliaments. No evidence of what they did or said.
Knights played a political role in 1264 parliament. In return De Montfort gave them concessions.
Knights summoned to 1264 parliament. In 1265 burgesses also summoned.
Parliaments of 1264/5 designed to consolidate de Montfort's position.
Battle of Lewes did n't solve all of De Montfort's problems. How could he convert power into authority? Parliament.
In 1261 both sides seek support of knights in parliaments.
De Montfort personal qualities henry III lacked. By 1261 de montfort leading opposition to henry.
Parliament part of placing checks on royal power. Knights informal role in 1258/9 parliaments?
1258/59 saw parliament given a defined role. Public voice of the political community.
Knights attended the 1254 parliament. Some elected as representatives and put forward grievances.
Knights attended henry III 's parliaments when taxes were discussed. This before De Montfort.
Parliaments became a focus within the political community
Parliaments were more critical of the king than the council. Henry III needed parliament to grant taxes.
By 1230's the king's great councils becoming known as parliaments
Maddicott: De Montfort played a major part in development of parliament