• Chris Cook
  • John Wroughton
Part of the Palgrave Historical and Political Facts book series (PHPF)


When Henry VII became King in 1485, the House of Commons was already of considerable size. Some thirty-seven counties and 111 boroughs returned 296 members. Thus the Commons had gradually grown over the preceding years, as successive reigns had seen small additions to the numbers of constituencies.


Small Body Historical Fact Small Addition Similar Substance Considerable Size 
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© Chris Cook and John Wroughton 1980

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  • John Wroughton

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