"Political Candour; - i.e. - Coalition 'Resolutions' of June 14th 1805" by James Gillray. Charles James Fox makes a speech in the House of Commons; the Opposition benches are packed, while Pitt, on the extreme left, sits alone on the Treasury Bench. This is a very interesting print - see the British Museum page for an explanation of the political background.

"Political Candour; - i.e. - Coalition 'Resolutions' of June 14th 1805" by James Gillray. Charles James Fox makes a speech in the House of Commons; the Opposition benches are packed, while Pitt, on the extreme left, sits alone on the Treasury Bench. This is a very interesting print - see the British Museum page for an explanation of the political background.

Portrait of Mrs. Charles James Fox by Reynolds c.1775-80

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Portrait of Mrs. Charles James Fox, formally famed courtesan Elizabeth Armistead, c.

Charles James Fox (1749-1806) by Robert Dighton. Fox was one of the greatest orators of his time, and was Pitt's longtime political rival.

Charles James Fox by Robert Dighton. Fox was one of the greatest orators of his time, and was Pitt's longtime political rival.

"Argument against Feeling", published by E Jackson, c. 1785. Fox spanks Pitt with a birch rod while Pitt says, "This is a question of feeling not Argumnt". According to the British Museum, it is "Probably a satire on the successful opposition to Pitt by Fox in 1785 over the Scrutiny [...] and the Irish Propositions". Definitely one of the weirdest caricatures of Fox and Pitt I've seen :/

"Argument against Feeling", published by E Jackson, c. 1785. Fox spanks Pitt with a birch rod while Pitt says, "This is a question of feeling not Argumnt". According to the British Museum, it is "Probably a satire on the successful opposition to Pitt by Fox in 1785 over the Scrutiny [...] and the Irish Propositions". Definitely one of the weirdest caricatures of Fox and Pitt I've seen :/

Caricature satirising the relationship of Charles James Fox and Elizabeth Armistead, c. 18th century. Probably by Gillray.

Caricature satirising the relationship of Charles James Fox and Elizabeth Armistead, c. Probably by Gillray.

Portrait of Mrs. Charles James Fox (18th century) - Joshua Reynolds

Scandalous Women: The Harlot and the Statesman- The Love Story of Elizabeth Armistead and Charles James Fox

"The Champion of the People" by Thomas Rowlandson (1784) in the Royal Collection, UK - From the curators' comments: "A hand-coloured print of Charles James Fox clad in armour as he fights the Pittite Hydra with a sword and 'shield of truth'. On right bands of English, Irish and East Indian supporters stand and kneel in alleigance. In the left of the background, a group of men representung foreign powers, dance around the 'Standard of Sedition'."

A hand-coloured print of Charles James Fox clad in armour as he fights the Hydra (representing the Kings attempt to influence Parliament) with a sword and.

Radical Paunch! Charles James Fox (1749–1806), 1782, by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Prominent Whig statesman whose parliamentary career spanned 38 years; particularly noted for being the arch-rival of William Pitt the Younger. Fox rose to prominence in the House of Commons as a forceful and eloquent speaker. Coming of the American War of Independence and the influence of the Whig Edmund Burke, Fox's opinions evolved into some of the most radical ever to be aired in the Parliament of his era.

Charles James Fox, a leader of the Whig Party in England, wore a blue suit in Parliament in support of George Washington and the American Revolution. Portrait by Joshua Reynolds

Charles James Fox - high whig and bon viveur

Charles James Fox, by Karl Anton Hickel. The son of Henry Fox and Lady Caroline Lennox, he was a radical politician - the nemesis of Pitt the Younger.


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