Charles James Fox, The Regency Crisis,
Charles James Fox, The Regency Crisis, , white metal medal, circa 1789, by W. Lutwyche, bare head of Charles James Fox three quarters facing, GLORY BE THINE INTREPID FOX/ FIRM AS OLD ALBIENS BATTER'D ROCKS, rev. RESISTLESS/ SPEAKER/FAITHFUL GUIDE/ THE COURTIER'S/ DREAD/ THE PATRIOT'S/ PRIDE, 35 mm, (BHM. 323;DH. 222). Marks on the obverse especially around the nose, otherwise good very fine. and rare. £125.00
With the illness of George 111 leaving him mentally incapacitated, the Prince Regent, who had an appalling relationship with his father, maneuvered to have a Regency. Fox seeing an opportunity to further his own ambitions aligned himself with the Prince. It was only George 111's sudden recovery from the illness that prevented the relationship from developing further.
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