[PDF Notes] Who were the Whigs and the Tories?

The Restoration age witnessed the rise of the two political parties, the Whigs and the Tories which were to play such a leading role in English politics for a long time to come.

The country was divided into two political parties: (1) The Whigs who sought to limit the royal power in the interests of the people and the Parliament, and (2) the Tories, who supported the ‘Divine Right’ theory of king, and strove to check the growing power of the people in the interests of their hereditary rulers.

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