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  • The Origins and Development of Conservatism
    • Conservatism was first used to describe a political ideology in the early 19th century
      • The Tory Party (as named by the Whigs to describe Royalists) changed its name to the Conservative Party in 1935
    • Conservative ideas arose in reaction to the growing pace of political, social and economic change symbolised by the French Revolution of 1790
      • Edmund Burke wrote Reflections on the Revolution in France in 1790, deeply regretting the revolutionary challenge to the 'ancien regime'
    • British Conservatism has drawn heavily on the ideas of Burke who advocated a willingness to change in order to conserve
  • Conservative ideas arose in reaction to the growing pace of political, social and economic change symbolised by the French Revolution of 1790
    • Edmund Burke wrote Reflections on the Revolution in France in 1790, deeply regretting the revolutionary challenge to the 'ancien regime'

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