Charles James Fox was a somewhat controversial figure in British politics during the latter half of the 18th century. Though he did spend small periods in political office, Fox spent the majority of his political career in opposition. It was during the American War for Independence, in particular, that Fox began to propound his ‘radical’ opinions in Parliament. Fox gained notoriety for backing the colonies during the war and for opposing King George III. Fox is also remembered for his initial support of the emerging French Revolution, his anti-slavery views, and for his rivalry with William Pitt the Younger. Fox...

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