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However the King forced Fox and North out of government before the end of the year replacing them with the twenty-four-year-old Pitt the Younger and Fox spent the following twenty-two years facing Pitt and the government benches from across the Commons. Fox became a prominent and staunch opponent of George III whom he regarded as an aspiring tyrant; he supported the American Patriots even dressing in the colours of George Washington's army. His friendship with his mentor Burke and his parliamentary credibility were both casualties of Fox's support for France during the Revolutionary Wars but he went on to attack Pitt's wartime legislation and to defend the liberty of religious minorities and political radicals.