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Charles James Fox is Born in London – 24 January 1749

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...


Lewis Carroll Dies in Guildford at Age 65 – 14 January 1898

When Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born on 27 January 1832, few could have predicted that he would be world-famous, albeit under a pseudonym, at his death. Charles was born into a highly conservative, religious family of northern England. His father had been named Charles, as had his grandfather and great-grandfather. The family tradition was for the men to take holy orders and enter the church, as his great-grandfather and father had both done. His grandfather had served in the army and been killed in action. As would be expected, the youngest Charles came up in a stable, conservative home that...