Charles Fox, British politician

Charles Fox, British politician

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Caption: Charles Fox (1749-1806). 1856 illustration of the British politician Charles James Fox. Fox was a an outspoken Whig statesman whose parliamentary career spanned 38 years. He was a prominent opponent of George III and supported the American Patriots during the American War of Independence. During the same period, he became well-known as having some of the most radical opinions of the era. He was the arch-rival of William Pitt the Younger and after being forced from government in 1783 by the King he spent the next 22 years in opposition. He became a well-known anti-slavery campaigner and leading parliamentary advocate of religious tolerance and individual liberty.

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