Editors. "Convention Parliament meets". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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In England, the Convention Parliament meets, sitting until the following year. It is so called because its meeting, not summoned by any monarch, was in contravention of the constitution of England, but it acted to establish important details of that constitution.