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adv.1.In a Whiggish manner.
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Previous works have argued that this evolution was fueled by the Glorious Revolution and the rise of constitutional monarchy, but Thompson's explanation, while less whiggishly lofty, is infinitely more practical.
Nevertheless, even if the commonly told story of antisepsis was not told whiggishly, Lister would most probably still be considered a scientific hero.
In the second half of the eighteenth century, then, this discrepancy between Blackstone's constitution as practiced and as Whiggishly idealized contributed to the ideological conflicts leading to war and American independence.