Charles James Fox

Standard Name: Fox, Charles James
Used Form: C. J. Fox


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Characters Anne Damer
The novel, told in a fairly low-pressure third-person narrative, traces the lives and courtships of Lord Belmour and his sister Lady Caroline. Their father, the Earl of Delavere, has a house in London and a...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Robinson
MR 's first lover after the prince was Lord Malden , who had brought her Florizel's first letter. She had many affairs, including one with Charles James Fox , who bailed her out financially.
Robinson, Mary. “Introduction”. Perdita: The Memoirs of Mary Robinson, edited by Moses Joseph Levy, Peter Owen.
Highfill, Philip H. et al. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press.
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Family and Intimate relationships Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
It was generally assumed from Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire 's close political association with Charles James Fox that she was his mistress. If they did indeed have an affair, it was the result, not the...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Stockdale
His trial and acquittal were said to have been the spur for Fox 's Libel Act of 1792.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under John Stockdale
Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Dacre
He argued that the recent Treaty of Paris (3 September 1783, officially ending the war in the American colonies) was causing hardship and emigration to America. He addressed his work to Charles James Fox
Friends, Associates Mary Harcourt
MH and her husband subscribed in 1803 to Poems by the widowed Mrs George Sewell (Mary Sewell) . Other subscribers included Elizabeth Carter , Elizabeth Cobbold , Catherine Fanshawe , Elizabeth Montagu , Arabella Rowden
Friends, Associates Amelia Opie
She had already begun to move in fashionable circles, and became friendly with Lady Caroline Lamb , Lady Cork , and painters James Northcote and Sir Joshua Reynolds .
Opie, Amelia. “Introduction”. Adeline Mowbray, edited by Shelley King and John B. Pierce, Oxford University Press, p. i - xxix.
In 1802, in London and...
Friends, Associates Maria Riddell
She had already by this date, on a visit to London, met Boswell , the biographer, and found him a stranger biped than any she knew.
MacNaughton, Angus. Burns’ Mrs Riddell. A Biography. Volturna Press.
By this time, too, her political contacts included...
Friends, Associates Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
Georgiana did not restrict herself to this circle. She made some eminent older friends in the world of literature and culture, like Mary Delany , Elizabeth Montagu , and Samuel Johnson . From 1777 she...
Intertextuality and Influence Germaine de Staël
Charles James Fox drew on this work for an influential anti-war speech of the same year.
Kobak, Annette. “Mme de Staël and Fanny Burney”. The Burney Journal, Vol.
, pp. 12-35.
The following year, a book was published in response to GS , written in French by Francis d'Ivernois
Literary responses Mary Russell Mitford
The Critical launched its highly laudatory review with an elaborate allusion to MRM 's Foxite stance in politics, and the obloquy which this had drawn on her earlier published works. With ironic indirection it argued...
Other Life Event Grace Elliott
GE was arrested at her house in Paris, for possessing a letter addressed to Charles James Fox , which had been sent to her by Sir Godfrey Webster from Naples, in hopes that she...
politics Mary Robinson
MR moved in radical literary circles; her friends were writers and intellectuals with a mission to change the world. She observes that of male servants the most loyal she found over the course of her...
politics Ann Jebb
Her obituarist wrote that her zeal in the cause of civil and religious liberty was unabated by her husband's death.
Meadley, George William. “Memoir of Mrs. Jebb”. The Monthly Repository, Vol.
, pp. 597 - 604, 661.
In 1789 she deprecated the doctrine of hereditary right advanced by Charles James Fox
politics Charlotte Dacre
It appears from some of her poems (praise of Pitt , dispraise of Fox ), as well as from her eldest son's name, that CD was a Tory like her husband, or at least a...


17 June 1783: Sir Cecil Wray, a maverick independent politician...

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17 June 1783

Sir Cecil Wray , a maverick independent politician and reformer, presented in the House of Commons a Quaker petition for the abolition of slavery.

5 November 1788-10 March 1789: George III's illness and palpable incapacity...

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5 November 1788-10 March 1789

George III 's illness and palpable incapacity produced the Regency Crisis: the issue was whether or not power would devolve to the Prince of Wales .

2 March 1790: Charles James Fox proposed in the House of...

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2 March 1790

Charles James Fox proposed in the House of Commons the repeal of the Corporation and Test Acts (instruments of discrimination against Dissenters ). Next day his motion was voted down (its third rejection in four years).

11 May 1792: Fox again proposed in the House of Commons...

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11 May 1792

Fox again proposed in the House of Commons that civil rights should be extended to Dissenters ; Burke, who had defended Dissenters in the past, furiously disagreed.

1 June 1792: Charles James Fox's Libel Act passed the...

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1 June 1792

Charles James Fox 's Libel Act passed the House of Lords . It altered the handling of libel cases (including seditious libel) in England and Wales: juries were given the right to decide, instead...

1797: Charles James Fox hinted, as the merest possibility,...

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Charles James Fox hinted, as the merest possibility, the idea that educated women might appropriately vote.

13 September 1806: Charles James Fox died, only nine months...

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13 September 1806

Charles James Fox died, only nine months after he had assumed power as British Prime Minister following the death of his great rival and opponent, William Pitt .


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