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Mr. James Hughes MP
Feb 23, 2021
In General Discussion
Hi Everybody! Since the game will be set during a quaratine, maybe we can brainstorm ideas on how characters may try to socialize by mail, when they can't attend the usual balls and plays. One thought I had was a mail-in academic salon, with the host/hostess encouraging others to write to themselves or others regarding a particular topic of the month and exchanging opinions.
Mr. James Hughes MP
Feb 21, 2021
In General Discussion
Hi Everyone! I've found this great, very long, resource on wattpad that's all about what life was like in the Regency. It includes a lot of great resources on titles, occupations, and courting. Much would differ from our setting given the changes in politics, but it is still a great read.
Mr. James Hughes MP
Feb 20, 2021
In General Discussion
Hello Everyone! I'm Faith (she/her) and I'll be playing Mr. James Hughes MP. Posting this forum to track any potential connections and give a little info about the character. Feel free to let me know if you would like any connections. I'll be updating as connections are made and more details come about. Mr. James Hughes, MP Age: 36 Height and Weight: 5’11”, 165 lbs Hair: Dark brown Eyes: Blue Skin color: Light Sexual Orientation: Demisexual Marital status: Widower, reentering the marriage market. Homes: London townhouse but also has a country home, Iford Manor, in Wiltshire. Education: Eton, then Cambridge Background: As the younger son of a viscount, James understood from an early age that he must make his own way in the world. Unlike his father and elder brother, he has always been quiet, studious and frugal. Hewas often overlooked by his father and brother as a child, for he did not share their charms or good looks, preferring to keep to the library than pursue sporting or socializing. He studied the law and became a barrister, with the aim to one day take the county seat as a member of parliament, a feat he later achieved at age 30. Eventually James did turn his eye toward marrying. He looked for a wealthy spouse that shared his morals but also came with wealth. He eventually met his first wife, a the daughter of a Malaysian mining heiress. His wife shared his work ethic and sense of duty. Their marriage was first and foremost a business negotiation. Her family wanted connections to an esteemed family and he needed a wealthy spouse to help with his political career. It was not a love match, but the pair respected each other and were good friends. She remained very involved with her own family’s business even after marriage and during her pregnancy. However, the pregnancy was complicated, and she died not long after bringing their daughter Bella into the world. James was heartbroken by his wife’s death, but some would say his response was cold, as he continued to devote himself fully to his work. He has never been one to let his own emotions get in the way of his goals. Mr. Hughes continued to serve as MP and raise his daughter on his own (along with a nursemaid of course). His daughter is now three years old, and he is beginning to fear that he cannot parent and continue his political pursuits. He is now in search of a partner to help support his career and help him raise his daughter. He is returning to London for the season, not only because parliament is in session, but also to help bring out his niece, the young Charlotte Hughes (Another player), whose father (James’s older brother) recently passed. Though James generally detests social affairs, he finds this year he will have little chance of avoiding them. Family: Living: Niece - @(Emma) Viscountess Charlotte Hughes Daughter - Bella Hughes, age 3 Deceased: Father - Viscount Hughes Elder Brother - Jacob Hughes, Viscount Wife - Amina Hughes Friends/Allies/Other Connections: Reach out if you'd like a connection with Mr. Hughes! Politics Mentee: @ Duke James Richmond Eton Chums: @Colonel G.O. Molyneux Timeline: 1774 Sept 4th: Born 1786-1792: Attends Eton 1792-1796: Attends Cambridge. 1796-1799: Studies in one of London's Inns of Court before taking the bar and becoming a barrister. 1805: Runs for MP of Wiltshire and is elected. 1806: Marries Amina, a Malaysian mining heiress. 1808: Amina dies giving birth to their daughter Bella.

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