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List of Parliaments of England

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This article is a List of Parliaments of England. Devolved English Parliament is about the debate on a devolved parliament for England.

This is a list of Parliaments of England from the reign of Henry VII to 1707. For later parliaments, see the List of Parliaments of Great Britain.

Contents

Parliaments of Henry VII

Number Opened Dismissed Speaker Sessions
1 7 November 1485 4 March 1486 Thomas Lovell 1
2 9 November 1487 18 December 1487 John Mordaunt 1
3 13 January 1489 27 February 1490 Thomas fitzWilliam 1
4 17 October 1491 5 March 1492 Richard Empson 1
5 14 October 1495 22 December 1495 Robert Drury 1
6 16 January 1497 13 March 1497 Thomas Englefield 1
7 25 January 1504 1 April 1504 Edmund Dudley 1

Parliaments of Henry VIII

Number Opened Dismissed Speaker Sessions Colloquial name
1 21 January 1510 23 February 1510 Thomas Englefield 1
2 4 February 1512 4 March 1514 Robert Sheffield 4
3 5 February 1515 22 December 1515 Thomas Neville 2
4 15 April 1523 13 August 1523 Thomas More 3
5 3 November 1529 15 April 1536 Thomas Audley, Humphrey Wingfield, Richard Rich 9 Reformation Parliament
6 8 June 1536 18 July 1536 Richard Rich 1
7 28 April 1539 24 July 1540 Nicholas Hare 3
8 16 January 1542 28 March 1544 Thomas Moyle 3
9 23 November 1545 31 January 1547 Thomas Moyle 2

Parliaments of Edward VI

Number Opened Dismissed Speaker Sessions
1 4 November 1547 15 April 1552 John Baker 4
2 1 March 1553 31 March 1553 James Dyer 1
3 5 October 1553 5 December 1553 John Pollard 1

Parliaments of Mary I

Number Opened Dismissed Speaker Sessions
1 2 April 1554 5 May 1554 Robert Brooke 1
2 12 November 1554 16 January 1555 Clement Higham 1
3 21 October 1555 9 December 1555 John Pollard 1
4 20 January 1558 17 November 1558 William Cordell 2

Parliaments of Elizabeth I

Number Opened Dismissed Speaker Sessions
1 23 January 1559 8 May 1559 Thomas Gargrave 1
2 11 January 1563 2 January 1567 Thomas Williams 2
3 1 October 1566 1 October 1566 Richard Onslow 1
4 2 April 1571 29 May 1571 Christopher Wray 1
5 8 May 1572 19 April 1583 Robert Bell 2
6 18 January 1581 18 January 1581 John Popham 1
7 23 November 1584 14 September 1585 John Puckering 2
8 15 October 1586 23 March 1587 John Puckering 2
9 4 February 1589 29 March 1589 Thomas Snagge 1
10 19 February 1593 10 April 1593 Edward Coke 1
11 24 October 1597 9 February 1598 Christopher Yelverton 2
12 27 October 1601 19 December 1601 John Croke 1

Parliaments of James I

Number Opened Dismissed Speaker Sessions Colloquial name
1 19 March 1604 9 February 1611 Edward Phelips 5
2 5 April 1614 7 June 1614 Randolph Crewe 1 Addled Parliament
3 16 January 1621 8 February 1622 Thomas Richardson 2
4 12 February 1624 27 March 1625 Thomas Crewe 1

Parliaments of Charles I

Number Opened Dismissed Speaker Sessions Colloquial name
1 17 May 1625 12 August 1625 Thomas Crewe 2 Useless Parliament
2 6 February 1626 15 June 1626 Heneage Finch 1
3 17 March 1628 10 March 1629 John Finch 2
4 13 April 1640 5 May 1640 John Glanville 1 Short Parliament

The Revolutionary Parliament and Parliaments of the Commonwealth

Number Opened Dismissed Speaker Sessions Colloquial name
3 November 1640 20 April 1653 William Lenthall, Henry Pelham 1 Long Parliament
22 January 1644 8 October 1644 1 King's Oxford Parliament at Oxford
4 July 1653 12 December 1653 Francis Rous 1 Little Parliament or (Barebones Parliament)

Parliaments of The Protectorate

These parliaments included representatives of Scotland and Ireland.

Number Opened Dismissed Speaker Sessions Colloquial name
3 September 1654 22 January 1655 William Lenthall 1 First Protectorate Parliament
17 September 1656 4 February 1658 Thomas Widdrington, Bulstrode Whitelocke 2 Second Protectorate Parliament
27 January 1659 22 April 1659 Chaloner Chute, Lislebone Long (Deputy), Thomas Bampfylde 1 Third Protectorate Parliament
7 May 1659 13 October 1659 William Lenthall 1 Rump Parliament (Restored)

Parliaments of the Commonwealth

Number Opened Dismissed Speaker Sessions Colloquial name
26 December 1659 William Lenthall, William Say (Deputy) 1 Rump Parliament
21 February 1659 Pride's Purge reversed 16 March 1660 William Lenthall 1 Long Parliament
25 April 1660 29 December 1660 Harbottle Grimston 1 Convention Parliament

Parliaments of Charles II

Number Opened Dismissed Speaker Sessions Colloquial name
1 8 May 1661 24 January 1679 Edward Turnour, Job Charlton, Edward Seymour, Robert Sawyer 16 Cavalier Parliament
2 6 March 1679 12 July 1679 William Gregory 2 Habeas Corpus Parliament
3 21 October 1680 18 January 1681 William Williams 1 Exclusion Bill Parliament
4 21 March 1681 28 March 1681 William Williams 1 Oxford Parliament

Parliaments of James II

Number Opened Dismissed Speaker Sessions Colloquial name
1 19 May 1685 2 July 1687 John Trevor 1
2 22 January 1689 6 February 1690 Henry Powle 2 Convention Parliament

Parliaments of William III and Mary II

Number Opened Dismissed Speaker Sessions
1 20 March 1690 11 October 1695 John Trevor 6
2 20 March 1695 7 July 1698 Paul Foley 3
3 24 August 1698 19 December 1700 Thomas Littleton 2
4 6 February 1701 11 November 1701 Robert Harley 1
5 30 December 1701 2 July 1702 Robert Harley 1

Parliaments of Anne

Number Opened Dismissed Speaker Sessions
1 20 August 1702 5 April 1705 Robert Harley 3
2 14 July 1705 3 April 1707 John Smith 3

On the 29 April 1707, the Parliament of Great Britain was constituted.

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