Who were the Tories? The whigs, and the Howes ?

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The Whigs, Tories, and Howes are three historical political parties in Great Britain.

The Whigs were founded in 1678 and later dissolved in 1859. They valued constitutional monarchy and opposed absolute monarchy. The Whig party gained favor among industrialists and merchants, and were tolerant of nonconformist Protestants, though they formally...

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The Whigs, Tories, and Howes are three historical political parties in Great Britain.

The Whigs were founded in 1678 and later dissolved in 1859. They valued constitutional monarchy and opposed absolute monarchy. The Whig party gained favor among industrialists and merchants, and were tolerant of nonconformist Protestants, though they formally supported Church of England. They were in charge of the government from 1715 to 1760, when their main opponents- the Tories- regained control as the dominant political faction.

The Tories were founded in 1678 and dissolved in 1834, though from the 1760's onward they were very loosely organized as a political party. The Tories were Royalists who supported the power of the monarchy in counterbalance to the power of Parliament. They also supported free trade, agrarianism, and tradition in religion. Initially, Roman Catholicism was the official religious affiliation of the Tory Party, but later they were in favor of Anglicanism. They were also loyal to Stuart King James II of England and saw to restore his lineage to the throne- a political movement known as Jacobitism.

Howe may refer to one of the great families in the peerage of Great Britain. The Howes have long been involved in Parliament. The first Earl Howe was Richard Howe- the title was created and bestowed upon him in 1788. Richard Howe was involved in the Jacobite Rising of 1745, an attempt to restore the Stuart line to the throne.

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