Charles James Fox, 1749-1806

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Charles James Fox was born in 1749 and was educated at Hertford College, Oxford. He was the third son of Henry Fox (1705-1774), 1st Baron Holland. He became Whig MP for Midhurst in 1768, Kirkwall and Westminster in 1784, and was appointed as Lord of the Admiralty in 1770 and joint secretary of state under the Duke of Portland in 1783. Fox was renowned for his speeches in the House of Commons, often made in the face of accepted conservative opinion, including his support for Catholic emancipation, and the reform of the navy. Charles Fox died in 1806.

He worked on two books, 'The History of the Revolution of 1688' and History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second (William Miller, 1808).

From the guide to the Collection of transcripts of French diplomatic dispatches relating to England and Holland acquired by Charles James Fox (1749-1806), statesman, 1802, 1802, (The University of Nottingham)

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associatedWith Barrillon d'Amoncourt Paul de d 1691 person
associatedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857 person
associatedWith Fox Charles James 1749-1806 person
associatedWith Hill, George Birkbeck Norman, 1835-1903 person
associatedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith Mesmes Jean Antonie de Comte d'Avaux 1640-1709 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
London, England
Hague, Netherlands
France International relations


Birth 1749

Death 1806

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