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Westminster Hall - Simon de Montfort Westminster Hall - 2

Plaque: Westminster Hall - Simon de Montfort

Erection date: 22/6/1965


Queen Elizabeth II here replied to addresses presented by both Houses of Parliament on 22nd June 1965 commemorating the meeting of the Parliament of 1265 to which Simon de Montfort Earl of Leicester caused to be summoned in the name of King Henry III not only prelates, lay magnates, and knights of the shire, but also representatives of cities and boroughs.

Site: Westminster Hall - 2 (6 memorials)

SW1, St Margaret Street, Westminster Hall

Referring to the plaques, as viewed by the people in our photo who are reading them the right way up:
At the left: George V Silver Jubilee;
Middle column, from the top: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond; Queen Elizabeth II Golden; William Wallace; Queen Elizabeth II Silver;
At the right: Simon de Montfort;

and on a lower step, but not visible in our photo: Charles I;

and on the next landing down:
an empty space left by a plaque that has been removed (interesting but we have no information); and Mandela.

This south end of the hall has been through a number of changes. We found images at Living Heritage and Alamy and Explore Parliament.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Westminster Hall - Simon de Montfort

Information Subjects commemorated

Simon de Montfort's Parliament of 1265

Simon de Montfort, having seized power from King Henry III, called a Parliame...

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Simon de Montfort

6th Earl of Leicester. Born France, with connections to French and English ar...

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Queen Elizabeth II

Born 17 Bruton Street, to the Duke and Duchess of York. When she was 10 her f...

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King Henry III

Ascended throne in 1216, aged 9.  Son of King John.  Resurrected the Magna Ca...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Westminster Hall - Simon de Montfort

Information Also at this site

Westminster Hall - Charles I

From Notes & Queries 1920 "The trial of the King was, by order of the Cou...

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Westminster Hall - Elizabeth II Diamond + Golden Jubilees

{Top plaque:} Queen Elizabeth II, on March 20th 2012, here replied to address...

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Westminster Hall - George V Silver Jubilee

King George the Fifth on May 9th 1935 here received and replied to addresses ...

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Westminster Hall - Mandela

Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa on 14th July 1996 here received and...

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Westminster Hall - William Wallace + Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee

{Top plaque:} Near this spot, at the Kings Bench at the South end of the Hall...

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