Charles James Fox
Charles James Fox (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 ... more »
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''Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them.''Charles James Fox (1749-1806), British Whig politician. Speech, October 31, 1776, to the House of Commons.
''The worst of revolutions is a restoration.''Charles James Fox (1749-1806), British Whig politician. speech, Dec. 10, 1785, to the House of Commons.
''How much the greatest event it is that ever happened in the world! and how much the best!''Charles James Fox (1749-1806), British Whig politician. Letter, July 30, 1789, on the fall of the Bastille. Fox's support for the French Revolutio...