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F. P. Lock

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199541539

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541539.001.0001

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A Uniform Whig, 1791–1792

A Uniform Whig, 1791–1792

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(p.379) 9 A Uniform Whig, 1791–1792
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Edmund Burke, Volume II
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F.P. Lock

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541539.003.0009

This chapter examines British politician Edmund Burke's relations with his Whig Party in 1791–92. His Reflections on the Revolution in France was well received across a wide spectrum of political opinion, including many members of his party. However, when Prime Minister Charles James Fox declared he was against the book, no-one from the opposition benches came to Burke's defence. Burke retaliated and started attacking Fox with the help of William Fitzwilliam in the hope of unifying the Whig Party.

Keywords:   Whig Party, Charles James Fox, William Fitzwilliam

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