Edmund Burke of Beaconsfield

Edmund Burke of Beaconsfield

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qThis portrait of the private Burke is based upon the largely unpublished correspondence of his wife Jane Nugent Burke and other family members, the published and unpublished correspondence of those who knew him, relevant public records, and local lore. Since Burke was an Irishman living in England and an outsider making his way between the English aristocracy and Whig peers, his domestic and private lives are important factors in his success. Private friendships had to do for Burke what family connections did for English public officials. In essence, the dynamic interrelationship between Burke's private life and public identity is a key to understanding his politics.q--BOOK JACKET.... mingled with every object around; she will have no refuge from objects with which the memory of him will inevitably be associated aamp; which will every minute recall him to her mind. ... With Richard gone, Jane too was without her consolation, her helper, her counselor, and her guide. ... (Incidentally, Jane always called him aquot;Ned, aquot; so that her use of the formal aquot;Edmundaquot; gave emphasis to her determination.)anbsp;...

Title:Edmund Burke of Beaconsfield
Author:Elizabeth R. Lambert
Publisher:University of Delaware Press - 2003


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