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Edmund Burke, Volume II: 1784-1797

F. P. Lock

Abstract

This is the concluding volume of a biography of Edmund Burke, a key figure in eighteenth-century British and Irish politics and intellectual life. Covering the years 1784–97, its leading themes are India and the French Revolution. Burke was largely responsible for the impeachment of Warren Hastings, former Governor-General of Bengal, whose long trial is recognized as a landmark in the history of Britain's relationship with India. The author provides the first day-by-day account of the entire trial, highlighting some of the many disputes about evidence, as well as the great speeches by Burke an ... More

Keywords: Edmund Burke, India, French Revolution, politics, philosophy, Warren Hastings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199541539
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541539.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

F. P. Lock, author
Professor of English, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

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