Henry III, Simon de Montfort and the Origins of Parliament

Video podcast series by History Hub, Royal Holloway, University of London

Published: 10th July 2020

Henry III, Simon de Montfort and the Origins of Parliament

In this series of videos, produced by Royal Holloway, University of London, staff and students explore the reign of Henry III, baronial grievances and the Second Barons’ War, including the 1258 Provisions of Oxford, the most radical scheme of constitutional reform to be attempted in England until the post-Civil War Instrument of Government. Other videos examine the Battle of Lewes and the debate as to whether Simon de Montfort really was ‘the father of Parliament.’ Note: click the icon in the top right corner to see the complete playlist.