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2015: Parliament in the Making

Throughout 2015 Parliament commemorated a series of major anniversaries: 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.

Project activities took place between April and December 2015 and included an exhibition, education workshops, lectures, community engagement events and a touring display. The archives we worked with were:

Case studies from the project have been published on Living Heritage:

If you would like to discuss working with the Parliamentary Archives on future outreach project, contact us via email.

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Explore the connections between people, communities and Parliament in more detail by visiting the Living Heritage area of the parliamentary website

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Parliament in the Making

2015: Parliament in the Making is a year-long programme of events, projects and resources recognising 800 years of democratic heritage. Further information can be found via the 2015 portal.

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@parliament750 is a new twitter feed run by the Parliamentary Archives. The twitter feed live tweets the narrative of Simon de Montfort's parliament and showcases partnership activities run as part of the De Montfort Project.