Publication celebrating 750 years of Parliament in Britain goes digital

[PRESSWIRE] London, July 20, 2015—The History of Parliament Trust, in partnership with publisher St James’s House, has launched its new publication The Story of Parliament: Celebrating 750 years of parliament in Britain online.

St James’s House, who have a strong reputation in producing luxury print publications, understand the importance of keeping up with ever changing technologies to reach a wider market. The online publication can be found here and allows users to navigate the full publication and share with colleagues, clients and friends.

The new book and eBook, which celebrates 750 years of Simon de Montfort’s Parliament of 1265, was launched at a champagne reception in the Cloisters of Westminster Abbey with more than 300 VIP guests, including prominent historians, politicians and senior public figures. You can view the video from the event here.

The History of Parliament Trust is a research project creating a comprehensive account of parliamentary politics. Unparalleled in the comprehensiveness of its treatment, it is generally regarded as one of the most ambitious, authoritative and well-researched projects in British history. Written by academics, journalists and politicians The Story of Parliament charts the rise of parliament in Britain over the centuries and explores how it has been instrumental in shaping the country as we know it today.

“It has been a great honour to work with the History of Parliament Trust on this publication,” says St James’s House Director, Richard Freed. “and creating an online version of the publication has been equally rewarding. We hope that it allows more people to share and enjoy the book for years to come.”

Notes to editors

For information about the book launch, please contact Katie Shale, Events Manager, at katie.shale@stjamess.org or on 020 8371 4026.

For more information about the book, please contact Stephen Mitchell, Editor, at stephen.mitchell@stjamess.org or on 020 8371 4045.

St James’s House is a leading London-based publisher. High-resolution photos of the book and launch event are available on request.