Whigs and Tories
Posted by Caroline on January 13, 1998 at 18:52:19:
In response to Order, written by Carl Goss on January 12, 1998 at 20:54:21
I think politically she would be some kind of reformer, neither Whig nor Tory as the terms were understood then. But tending towards the abolition of slavery, rotten borroughs, law and political reform, that sort of thing. Empowerment of the middle classes.
How were the terms understood then?After all, both were originally terms of abuse.....Whigamore is a really ugly word!
By your definition she would have sided with the Tories on slavery, rotten boroughs, and other political reforms..
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