What is Charles James Fox?

  • (noun): English statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution (1749-1806).
    Synonyms: Fox

Charles James Fox

Charles James Fox PC (24 January 1749 – 13 September 1806), styled The Honourable from 1762, was a prominent British Whig statesman whose parliamentary career spanned thirty-eight years of the late 18th and early 19th centuries and who was particularly noted for being the arch-rival of William Pitt the Younger. His father was a leading Whig and Fox rose to prominence in the House of Commons as a forceful and eloquent speaker with a notorious and colourful private life, though his opinions were rather conservative and conventional. However, with the coming of the American War of Independence and the influence of the Whig Edmund Burke, Fox's opinions evolved into some of the most radical ever to be aired in the Parliament of his era.

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... Charles James Fox's ancestors in three generations Charles James Fox Father Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland Father's father Sir Stephen Fox Father's father's father William Fox Father's father ... Christian Palfreyman Mother Lady Caroline Lennox Mother's father Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond Mother's father's father Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox Mother's father's mother Anne Brudenell ...
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... By-Election 3 December 1722 Westminster (2 seats) Party Candidate Votes % ±% Whig Charles Montagu 4,835 30.87 +30.87 Whig 1st Baron Carpenter 4,515 28 ... Votes % ±% Tory Viscount Perceval Unopposed N/A N/A Tory Charles Edwin Unopposed N/A N/A General Election 1 July 1747 Westminster (2 seats) Party Candidate Votes % ±% Whig Viscount Trentham 2,873 42.32 ... Edward Cornwallis 3,385 48.09 N/A Non Partisan Sir John Crosse, Bt 3,184 45.23 N/A Non Partisan James Edward Oglethorpe 261 3.71 N/A Non Partisan Earl of ...

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