Edmund Burke Biography

(c. 1729–1797)
Edmund Burke served in the British Parliament 1774-1794, where he dealt with revolutions in America and France, as well as troubles in India and Ireland.


In 1765, Edmund Burke was a member of the liberal Whig party throughout his term in Parliament, from 1774 to 1794. During his career, Burke wrote and spoke on the major issues of the day, including constitutional limitations on the power of the crown, taxation and revolution in the American colonies, the problems of Ireland and India, and the French Revolution (which he heartily opposed).

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