William Godwin's Diary


In a debate on the Quebec bill, Charles James Fox (1749–1806) and Edmund Burke (1729/30–1797) clashed over the French Revolution in a heated exchange that largely ended their political relationship. Fox condemned Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) while Burke replied that ‘he had all his life been mistaken in his ideas both of party and of friendship’.

See DNB and The Times, 7 May 1791.