The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

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This 12-volume set contains the complete life works of EDMUND BURKE (1729-1797), Irish political writer and statesman. Educated at a Quaker boarding school and at Trinity College in Dublin, Burke's eloquence gained him a high position in Britain's Whig party, and he was active in public life. He supported limitations on the power of the monarch and believed that the British people should have a greater say in their government. In general, Burke spoke out against the persecutions perpetuated by the British Empire on its colonies, including America, Ireland, and India. Burke's speeches and writings influenced the great thinkers of his day, including America's Founding Fathers. In Volume XI, readers will find . qReport from the Committee of the House of Commons, Appointed to Inspect the Lords' Journals in Relation to Their Proceedings on the Trial of Warren Hastings, Esq.q . qSpeeches in the Impeachment of Warren Hastings, Esq.qI will now refer your Lordships to his opinion of the civil service, as it is declared and recorded in his remarks upon the ... Oude the civil servants of the Company had destroyed the national character, and that therefore they ought to be recalled .

Title:The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke
Author:Edmund Burke
Publisher:Cosimo, Inc. - 2008-01-01


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