1423

Alternative title

2 Hen. VI

Summoned

1 Sept. 1423

Assembled

20 Oct. 1423

Dissolved

28 Feb. 1424

Session

Dates

1
20 Oct. 1423-17 Dec. 1423
2
14 Jan. 1423-28 Feb. 1424

Long description

This was the second Parliament to meet during Henry VI’s minority; writs were issued on the anniversary of his accession. It was held by the Protector, the king’s younger uncle the duke of Gloucester, in the absence in France of the duke of Bedford. The opening sermon, given by the chancellor, Thomas Langley, bishop of Durham, indicated that this was intended as an opportunity to review how the arrangements for conciliar government were working in practice, and towards the end of the second session the names of the councillors were published, revealing only minor changes since 1422.  The king himself, not yet two years old, was brought