Charles James Fox

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Fox, Charles James


Born Jan. 24, 1749, in London; died Sept. 13, 1806, at Chiswick, near London. British statesman.

Fox was the leader of the radical left wing of the Whigs. He served as a member of the government in 1782, 1783, and 1806. He considered that Great Britain’s trade and colonial monopoly could be consolidated under peaceful competitive conditions. Fox condemned the war of 1775–83 against the British colonies in North America, and he warmly welcomed the French Revolution and opposed war with France. Fox supported parliamentary reforms to increase bourgeois representation and to weaken the position of the aristocracy.

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Charles James Fox and the Disintegration of the Whig Party, 1782-1794.
Politically he has been denounced for 'betraying' his Whig friends and the lessons taught him by Charles James Fox.
Sir Brooke was also on friendly terms with several English politicians and statesmen including Charles James Fox, the third Duke of Portland, the second Earl of Liverpool, the first Earl of Harrowby, the second Earl Grey, Sir John Sinclair, his son Sir George Sinclair, and Sig Francis Burdett.
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Enter Charles James Fox as foreign secretary, viewed by Vergennes, correctly in Stockley's estimation, as trying simply to overturn Shelburne's well-crafted peace for his own political advantage.
In DECEMBER 1783 the coalition government of Charles James Fox (1749-1806) and Lord North was removed from office by George III after a sustained campaign of public vilification.
We realise that her 'politicking' was not just a game but a serious commitment although it is a pity that she could not have found a more worthy idol than Charles James Fox.
For example, in 1793, Charles James Fox claimed that war with France was unnecessary to safeguard the country from "French principles.
Also on this day: 1788: New York became the capital of the New United States of America; 1520: Birth of statesman William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley; 1759: General James Wolfe killed defeating the French on the Plains of Abraham in the Battle of Quebec; 1806: Death of statesman Charles James Fox.