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Charles James Fox (1749-1806), Whig statesman

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Charles James Fox led the Whig political party and was an opponent of Pitt the Younger. 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, limited autonomy for Ireland and the regency of George, Prince of Wales. A supporter of the revolutionary cause in France, his credibility was diminished from 1792 by the excesses of the French revolutionaries.