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Political Writings of William Fox (2011) by William Fox

The Political Writings of William Fox



Edited by John Barrell and Timothy Whelan


Detailed Description

William Fox’s writings have been neglected by historians of the 1790s because, as both a Tory and a strong supporter of the French republic, he does not fit into a version of the period based on the simple opposition of Whigs and Tories. or of followers of Burke or Paine, and also because, until now, his identity has been a complete mystery.

This edition gathers together all Fox's known writings, with full explanatory notes and an introduction which explains who he was and how he believed he could reconcile his apparently incompatible beliefs. It recovers for the tradition of political commentary in Britain a new and utterly distinctive voice.