The Annual Register: Or a View of the History, Politicks, and Literature, of the Year 1758, Volumen 1758

Edmund Burke, Paul Langford
ProQuest, 2009 - 495 páginas
To mark the 250th year of publication of The Annual Register, its first volume — published in 1758 — will be republished in a special collectors' edition in 2009. Features a major new introduction by Paul Langford, Professor of Modern History at Oxford, and biographer of Edmund Burke.

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Born in Ireland in 1729, Edmund Burke was an English statesman, author, and orator who is best remembered as a formidable advocate for those who were victims of injustice. He was the son of a Dublin lawyer and had also trained to practice law. In the 1760s, Burke was elected to the House of Commons from the Whig party. Burke spent most of his career in Parliament as a member of the Royal Opposition, who was not afraid of controversy, as shown by his support for the American Revolution and for Irish/Catholic rights. His best-known work is Reflections on the French Revolution (1790). Some other notable works are On Conciliation with the American Colonies (1775) and Impeachment of Warren Hastings (1788). Edmund Burke died in 1797.

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