Patine Posted September 25, 2008 Share Posted September 25, 2008 This is just kind of a fringe idea. I don't know if I'll do it, and I don't know if it will actually work. There will be two parties: the Whigs (very early precursor to the Liberals; those who oppose the King) under the John Pym or Oliver Cromwell as de facto leader (as there were no formal party leaders as the office of PM didn't yet exist), and the Tories (very early precursor to the Conservatives; those who support the King) under the Earl of Stafford as de facto leader (though he won't be running in the Commons, as he has a guaranteed seat in the Lords, but he essentially led that faction). I will have a 98% alienation rate, as only 4% of males in the country could vote, thus 2% of what we today would call eligible voters. Ads will be a 'word-of-mouth' ad, posters, pamphlets, and newspaers (I want somehow the last unavailable to the Whigs, as they're Puritan majority denounced newspapers; I might have to make a house rule). Issues will include: -Illegal taxation by the Crown -Illegal 'special courts' of the Crown -Rights of the gentry -Powers of the Crown (likely divided into several issues) -War with Scotland -Anglican sacraments -Religious freedom for non-Anglican protestants -The King's proposed budget If anyone has any ideas on this, let me know. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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