Edward I presents “Hammering Scots is Expensive” (circa 1295) –> Slide 3
- the War Wolf
- largest trebuchet ever built
- but it can hurl 300 lb stones a great distance
- even Scots afraid of it
- but dear, so I’ll call Parliament to get taxes.
Edward I presents “Parliament Summons” (circa 1295) –> Slide 1
- what touches all
- should be approved by all
- common dangers met by common agreement.
Edward I presents “Parliament Summons” (circa 1295) –> Slide 2
I need taxes to:
- hammer Scots
- flay French
- wail on Welsh insurgents.
Edward I presents “Parliament Summons” (circa 1295) –> Slide 4
- seven earls
- 42 barons
- one proctor for every cathedral
- two clerics of each diocese.
- two knights of each shire
- two citizens of each city
- two burgesses of each borough to be elected
- and the King (me), naturally.
Geoffrey, Burgess of Bury St.-Pluperfect presents “Quid Pro Quo” (circa 1295) –> Slide 5
- wonderful having been invited and elected to Parliament
- we will have given Your Majesty taxes
- after you have already address our grievances.
Edward I presents “Bugger” (circa 1295) –> Only slide
- I have to be accountable?
- What have I started?
The Model Parliament: another step towards English democracy. These dudes didn’t have anything to do with it.