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ORIGIN OF PARTY NAMES I

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ORIGIN OF PARTY NAMES I The iiiirjjc, Whig" really mearw ,~oiir milk," and was mockingly applied by the Koyalists to the Parliamentary Party and the Scottish Covenanters in the reign of Charlc.s I. The term "Tory" was first used in the reign of Charles II. to indicate the supporters to the claim of the Duke of York (later James 11.) to the throne. It was iu the reign of Queen Anne that the terms Whig and Tory were firtst used in speaking of the two great parties in Parliament. Later the Whig* came to be known as Liberals and the Tories as Conservatives.

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