Charles James Fox

Charles James Fox

Born: January 24, 1749

Died: September 13, 1806

Nationality: English

Occupation: Politician

Biography: Charles James Fox PC, 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.

Source/Notes: Speech to the House of Commons (December 10, 1785)

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Charles James Fox

“Our sovereign, the people.”

- Charles James Fox

Source/Notes: Toast, for which he was removed from the Privy Council (1786) [1]

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