Charles James Fox(1749-1806), Whig statesman
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Charles James Fox led the Whig political party and was close friend of George, Prince of Wales. Reckless in politics as at the gaming tables, Fox held office briefly as a Tory under Lord North but soon switched sides leading the opposition through a long political life. Fox supported parliamentary reform in England, independence for America and limited autonomy for Ireland. These causes reflected Whig ideals of liberty and reform. A supporter of the revolutionary cause in France, his credibility was diminished from 1792 by the excesses of the French revolutionaries.
probably by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey