John Bull kneels on the left, looking terrified at a monstrous head, which roars at him: 'Radical Reform - or Ruin! Destruction Debt! Misery! Poverty! Slavery! Oppression! Loss of Liberty!! Property! Religion - think of your Religion Johnny!!' The head is that of Charles James Fox, caricatured, with exaggerated eyebrows. It wears a bonnet-rouge with an elaborate tricolor cockade. John is a plainly dressed . He answers: "Mercy on us - how he does roar it away. I never was in such a fright in all my born days - this is worse than the assessed Taxes!!" Charles James Fox (1749-1806), styled The Honorable from 1762, was a prominent British Whig statesman whose parliamentary career spanned 38 years of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. John Bull is a national personification of the United Kingdom in general, and England in particular, especially in political cartoons and similar graphic works.