provisions of Westminster

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The provisions of Westminster formed a stage in the conflict between Henry III and his baronial opponents led by Simon de Montfort. By the provisions of Oxford in June 1258 Henry had agreed to a mechanism of control, including the appointment of a supervising committee of fifteen. On 13 October 1259 in Westminster Hall, a detailed and miscellaneous programme of law reform was approved in response to a number of petitions and complaints. The provisions were reissued in 1262 and 1264 and incorporated in the statute of Marlborough of 1267.

Subjects: British History.

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