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    An Interactive AAR: The English New Parliment, Characters of Parliment, Members only.

    This is the thread where you are able to gain immediate points for the first election, to be held in 1424 of course, and also depending on how you play your character if he fits into the way you described him then you get even more election points. This is the sort of election where the liberal-dems could come from a 17% to a 78% proportion of the seats so its quite important about how your character is portrayed

    As i will be lots of characters i wont have to put any down but my main character will be Lord Douglas Maines the Speaker of the House, totally impartial but very annoyed if people refer to me with anything other than "Mr Speaker"
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    Red face A brief history of Sir Charles Xavier Numbnuts

    The Numbnuts were old Yorkshire lads, they had shown themselves very capable in the service of previous kings and Parliaments. Although they were sometimes called crude rude or worse, they always took a sincere pride in being devout Whigs. For them the other parties were mere annoyances that were needed to give the impression of a fair and just governing system. As Whig Chancellor, Sir Charles, as he preferred to be called, held the purse strings of the fledgling Empire. For make no mistake, Sir Charles had ideas, and if it meant cajoling, threatening, or even blackmailing to get what he wanted, so be it. The man was a scoundrel, through and through. For now, Sir Charles would listen to his other party members, and then decide how best to dole out the funds from the treasury. He waited with eager anticipation for the new session of Parliament to begin...


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    [OOC: How's that for a brief history. As for quirks, you don't want to know. Believe me.]
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    Sir Arthur Cunningham was on his way home. He was proud, just having heard some great news. He had just advanced to Party Chancellor of the Liberal Democrats, and was now going to have a quiet celebration at home, with only his family.

    Sir Arthur wasn't a very talkative man. He was used to let his money talk and when he spoke; it was usually about things that really interested him. His biggest interests were politics and money. Sir Arthur loved to have money and he loved to spend it. He knew that there was a problem in doing both things at the same time, if you couldn't earn a lot of money. Sir Arthur had inherited a lot of money when his father, Sir Douglas Cunningham, died, so that wasn't a problem. He was a very lucky man, 34 years old, with four children and a wife. He was rather short, bot didn't consider that as a problem. Arthur was very satisfied with life.

    Arthur didn't think a lot about the political situation during the dinner. He tried to forget that his party was the minority party in the parliament, the sad fact that the Liberal Democrats only held 17 % of the parliament. He definitely had some ideas about what to do though, if his party obtained power, but he hadn't gone through the whole party program, so he couldn't make any statements yet. Arthur couldn't wait till the debate would start…
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    Sir Henry John of Tulip was o his way to London, he was the new defense minister of the Whigs.
    He was a young man with the age of 25.
    He had fought against the scots.
    And he was the owner of 4 ships and he had 2.000 man in his private army.
    He was sneaky like a snake and just words and information to blackmail his enemy's, instead of money.
    The war in france was in good hands, hopefully.
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    At thirty, Hugh of the ancient and famous house of Courtenay, Earl of Devon, was as irascible as a codger of sixty; unloved by his peers, hated by his subjects, and still alive only because of good service to the Crown innumerable times over. He shook his head and railed against the lesser knights, who had little or no land (and some of them barely a manor to speak of) -- some were even (perish the thought!) descended from Saxons! And one could not even mention merchants in Parliament to Sir Hugh, unless they had a desire to be decapitated. For though Hugh was fully in support of merchants generally, he thought their place was actually in being merchants, rather than in governance.

    Above all, Sir Hugh loved money -- gold, silver, debt notes, anything. He loved money for money's sake, and loved to hoard it for no reason other than to have more. He was always convinced that everyone who complained of needing funds could actually do with less, and so armies that suffered under his management frequently fought without shoes, or arrows, or tunics, or shields, or simply without food. The French hated his name, since he fully supported the idea of paying armies through pillage rather than with precious, precious money.

    So it was fortunate indeed for England that Sir Hugh was not in the ruling party, since it was generally held that if he controlled the Treasury, the army would have to swim to France, the King would be dressed like a Scot for a lack of a proper robe, and a loaf of bread would cost a hundred crowns -- all so that Sir Hugh could surround himself with stacks of gold coin.
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    Sir HJ had before he fought against the scots travalled across Europe. HE has been in Italy, Iberia , the holy lands and so one.
    But now he was finaly back, togheter with his owne army, the Green Gable's.
    Fine lad's they were, and good fighter's to.
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    Sir Skillicorn had been a general in the English Army for 18 years fighting all over europe in France , Italy , Germany and along the north african coast . He had won devastating victories over the French and commanded the first army to enter Paris after the Garrison Surrendered . After 6 years fighting a war against the Algiers in Africa where the English lost a crushing Defeat he retired to his home in Portsmouth , Wessex where he began his interest in Politics

    He came to be Party Defense minister for the liberal party 2 years later . He believes that expansion in Asia and Africa not Europe is the key to British Dominance of the world. Skillicorn is married with 3 sons and a daughter

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    Sir Dan Cook of Canterbury enters.

    At 25, he's seen it all. He's seen action against Scotland and France in the 100 years war. Now he has a family and is interested in Politics. He wants England to be the supremen country in Europe, but doesn't want to be a warmonger.

    Note: Has no idea what the Labor party is.

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    The house Fitzgerald, with the hereditary fief of the Earldom of Kildare, had been instrumental in helping bring the King's authority to the rebellious Irish. John, the fifth in his line, is one of the young King's personal advisors, and is head of one of the the major factions in the House of Lords, the Tories. At 27 years, he has personally has particapated in the 100 Years War, and is using his influence to keep the other English lords from participating in treasonous activities.

    His political beliefs are strongly patriotic, as long as the nobility continues to get its fair share. He also advocates royal protection for the burgeoning English cloth industry, opposes the recent trends of bringing peasants and towns directly under royal authority, and strongly supports the suppression of heresies and other ideas not palatable to the current elements of power.

    OOC: The "Tories" origonally referred to rural Irish bandits, hence my character. Also, the only thing that's historically accurate is going to be the name and title of my character. I already wasted enough time trying to figure that out.
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    From the borderlands of Yorkshire hails Faeelin, a noble of an ancient and mighty lineage, which claims to trace its heritage back to Caesar. How this occurred when Caesar had no official heirs is confusing, but irregardless, they are a mighty ancestry, who have recently prospered with the expansion of trade. But now their hearths and homes are threatened by the Scots, and Faeelin Blair must take up sword and shield to defend England from the heretics outside.

    He has argued for less restrictions on serfs, a policy oriented toward free trade, and a centralized government. Except in Yorkshire, of course. He also believes that it is vital for England to rule the waves, and favors a small professional army. That may be because it wouldn’t require local levies.

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    Numbnut's policy...

    Sir Charles was a man who favoured expansion, no matter what the cost. Whether that meant keeping the serfs in their place, or freeing the fickle louts, it mattered not to him. In fact, the only thing he absolutely stood for was a strong mainland army. In fact, he felt that if a focus was put upon improving the army, and to a lesser extent trade and infrastructure, that England could show the world her might. Let the Portuguese sail the seas, so long as it left them weakened enough for English 'interventions'. All on the up and up, you see, perfectly understandably legal, well, sort of.

    Sir Charles, in keeping with his focus on a land army, felt that fewer, better trained men, was more appealing than a huge swarm of incompetent ninnies. That was why there were French around.

    As well, sitting on his rather large ass was something that Sir Charles liked almost as much as roast pheasant(which he liked particularly well) and so, if the army were more defensive minded, so much the better. Everyone could have their mead and pheasant, or whatever it was that the soldiers ate in the field.

    As controller of the purse of England, restoring order was first on Sir Charles' list of 'things to do' and after that, let some funds be placed in the army, some in te navy, and perhaps some in trade. With better trade, more men could be fielded, leading to a larger income, and thus, the circle would widen ever wider in its wideness. Yes...
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    Sir Joseph Manderville, K.o.B., had recently returned from a summer's sojourn in the Swiss Alps. His exploits were unparalleled for someone of such a young age. He was the son of an Earl who had recieved his lofty social status as a result of his discretion towards certain aspects of his Majesty's personal life. His Majesty had found favor in one of Joseph's aunts, much to the dismay of her Majesty, the queen. Franklin Manderville, Earl of Calais, had found royal favor when he convinced his sister that it was wiser to not go knowledge with news of her personal relationship with his Majesty. It was by this Royal Favor that Joseph was able to gain command of a small regiment based in Dublin. He had keenly handled several social uprisings in Ireland, and thus had gained status not only as a brilliant diplomat, but also a keen soldier. His 500 men had manage to subdue close to 2,500 rebels, without losing a man. Exactly how he had managed this exploit remains a mystery to this day, but it is rumored to involve several young Irish ladies, and some good old Irish Ale- all at the age of 19.

    Joseph himself was born and raised outside a small fishing community along the Channel. At the age of 23, he had used his fame to gain political notoriety, and recently was appointed the Liberal Party's Foreign Secretary. His keen intuition and sharp intellect were only rivaled by his political aspirations, which were unlimited...
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    Sir Dunningham ....

    For Sir Teddie Dunningham, life couldn't be any better. Being the Tories newly elected foreign secretary, Ted was finally in a position to help guide England's glorious future.

    Growing up, Ted idolized his father William, a man who had more loyalty to the Tory party than to England herself. In fact, Ted was positive that his father was, at this moment, advising God on how to use Tory policies to better run the world. Regardless of his upbringing, Ted didn't agree completely with his father, but he knew better than to tell him. Sometimes, under "special" circumstances, Tory policies would hurt England, and England ALWAYS comes before the Party, as far as Ted is concerned. Never the less, Ted is willing to follow the party leadership for the usual day to day running of the government.

    Also, unlike his father, Ted is a gentleman and a scholar. This, along with his passion for traveling the globe, is what gave Ted his interest of foreign relations and policies. Although, to obtain so many loves in his life, had not come without a price. Underneath his kind demeanor, hid a man who would stop at nothing to get back at anyone who crossed him. Neither man, nation, nor God himself was immune to his rage, if Ted felt they had wronged him. But luckily, for Ted (or the world?), few situations had ever occurred, that would unleash that side of himself.

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    Paul Crumpet, Lord Haberdasher

    The distaff cousin of the royal family, the Crumpets have held estate at Haberdasher for some time. Noted for their use of velvets in making hats in the "Venetian" style, the little hamlet of Haberdasher has produced quite a bit of wealth for the Crumpets. Heralding this as a "progressive" way to use his serflings, Lord Haberdasher has advocated the growth of "towns" and "cities" as centers of commerce, and the people to be given "more rights" and "less taxes."

    Lord Haberdasher, in his sixties, is of failing health, but has brought his protege, Mark Thameswet, up in the party. It is widely believed that the youthful (at 35 no less), Mark Thameswet, will advance to property and lead the party upon Lord Haberdasher's demise.

    Lord Haberdasher, though in his sixties, has progressive views. He believes that the war with France must only continue insofar as it brings in wealth to the Crown. He also believes in the building of roads, of bridges, walls for the towns, and the integration of the worker and his craft in greater liberty.

    Vote Lord Haberdasher and Mark Thameswet, the Liberal-Democratic party leaders, and the hope for a stronger Crown, a stronger England, and a stronger Wage.

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