Today in the Middle Ages: July 10, 1376

The "Good Parliament" ended in London on July 10, 1376. It was nicknamed by the people of England in recognition of its efforts to end corruption at court.

Edward III was having political difficulties as King and had avoided summoning Parliament until need of money forced him to do so. Parliament elected Thomas Hungerford as its first Speaker and put forward its case against the King's corrupt ministers, establishing precedents that have shaped its powers ever since.