Convention Parliament meets (41 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

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.

Citation:
Editors. "Convention Parliament meets". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=16815, accessed 07 December 2016.]