Historical Who is Who

BURKE, Edmund

1729 - 1797
Ireland England

A powerfully articulate Anglo-Irish politician, directly engaged with issues of corruption in public life and addressed the balance between the desirability of revolutionary change and the need for durable continuity – in America, France and India. His education began at a Quaker school, then focussed in Law and then finally for some forty years was continued through daily interaction with contemporary politicians. His eloquent speeches apparently made more impact on their readers than hearers – poor delivery distracted from their substance.



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