The English Democrats are calling for all English people to have pride on the 20th January that our nation held its first meeting of the first Parliament on the 20th January 1265. This Parliament is the ancestor of every Parliament on earth today and is one of the many unique, historic and important contributions the English nation has made to the foundation of the modern world and in creating representative democracy.
Whilst Simon de Montfort’s parliament in 1265 was a revolutionary development, subsequent adoption by Edward I of Parliament and its embodiment into medieval English royal government was a reflection of Parliament’s usefulness in getting consent for royal tax raising powers.
Robin Tilbrook, the Chairman of the English Democrats said:-
“Sadly on the 20th January 2015 almost unnoticed by officialdom in England there will pass an anniversary which demonstrates even more than the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, how ancient some of England’s institutions are.”
“The Earl of Leicester, Simon de Montfort, assembled his parliament the first proper English Parliament on the 20th January 1265 and so began the progress towards representative democracy.”
“A progress which has been of huge importance, not only in English history, but in the history of the entire modern world and is yet another unique and hugely significant contribution of the English Nation to the culture of the whole human race!”
The English Democrats,
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