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.
The Resolution, which was subsequently moved in the House of Commons by Secretary of State Charles James Fox and in the House of Lords by Lord William Grenville (then prime minister as head of the Ministry of All the Talents), was largely to the following effect: "That conceiving the African Slave Trade to be contrary to the principles of justice, humanity, and sound policy, this House will, with all practicable expedition, take measures to abolish it, in such manner, and at such time, as shall be thought advisable."
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Charles James Fox, Lord John Russell, Sir James Mackintosh, and Macaulay are treated under "Whig Interpretations of History" (Chapter 4).
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Died on this day 1806: Charles James Fox. English statesman.
So too has the statue of MP Charles James Fox, in Bloomsbury Square, London, who introduced the resolution on the abolition of slavery passed by Parliament in 1806.
By focusing on the people and often prickly personalities leading the war from the British side (including its supporters--Lord George Germain, the two Generals Howe, General Henry Clinton, General Charles Cornwallis, King George III--and its detractors--men like Charles James Fox), Stanley Weintraub urges his readers to consider the many ways that this war divided Britons, setting them not only against rebellious colonists but also against themselves in what was, he suggests, an ultimately unwinnable war.
The 15.3hh chestnut was pressed into action when Sophie's own ride Charles James Fox went lame in June, after winning a junior regional novice competition at Hambledon one day event in Surrey.
Politically he has been denounced for 'betraying' his Whig friends and the lessons taught him by Charles James Fox. Few monarchs have been so hated by the intelligentsia of their day.