The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 9 (Classic Reprint)

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V. Letter to the Marquis of Rockingham. VI. An Address to the King. VII. An Address to the British Colonists in North America. These pieces relate to a most important period in the present Reign and I hope no apology will be necessary for giving them to the Publick.

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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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