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A Royalist is a supporter of the King, and thereby the monarchy, on principle, extending such support to the Duke of York. They are accused by the Whigs to be traitors to their country and Catholic. Yet many a Royalist fears that the common rabble will turn England into bloody chaos if there is not a strong monarchy, such as happened during the Civil War and the Commonwealth. Absolutist monarchs were the norm in Europe and not frowned upon. The rights parliament demanded however (such as controlling funds, influence on foreign policy, who was a Kings minister etc.) were.
During the time of the Civil War a Royalist would be named Cavalier. The term is old fashioned in 1675 and marks an older generation such as for instance George Villiers, the Duke of Buckingham. In our timeperiod a Royalist would most aptly name himself a loyalist, though the term was also used by Whigs who claimed they were loyal to the people instead of the crown. At times royalist also referred to themselves as "the country party". During later years, after our timeperiod, s Royalist became known as a Tory. While not entirely historically accurate we've used the term Royalist in Age of Intrigue as a simplification.