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The History of the trial of Warren Hastings, Esq.

The History of the trial of Warren Hastings, Esq.

late Governor-General of Bengal, before the High Court of Parliament in Westminster-Hall, on an impeachment by the Commons of Great-Britain, for high crimes and misdemeanours : containing the whole of the proceedings and debates in both Houses of Parliament, relating to that celebrated prosecution, from Feb. 7, 1786, until his acquittal, April 23, 1795 : to which is added, an account of the proceedings of various general courts of the Honourable United East-India Company, held in consequence of his acquittal.

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Published by Printed for J. Debrett, and Vernor and Hood in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hastings, Warren, -- 1732-1818,
  • India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsHastings, Warren, 1732-1818., Great Britain. Parliament., East India Company.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[8], xvi, 104, 81, 76, 104, 156, liii, 157-330 p. :
    Number of Pages330
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22906704M
    OCLC/WorldCa4337136

    This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Mehta, Liberalism and Empire, p. The elderly moderate Nawab Alivardi Khan was likely to be succeeded by his grandson Siraj ud-Daulahbut there were several other claimants. The trial for his impeachment was a widely popular public affair, prosecuted by famed politician Edmund Burke, and defended by Sir William Jones. Hastings felt this was bringing shame on Britain's reputation and urged the authorities in Calcutta to put an end to it. His application was initially rejected as he had made many political enemies, including the powerful director Laurence Sulivan.

    Hastings was considered[ by whom? This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Hastings had great respect for the ancient scripture of Hinduism and set the British position on governance as one of looking back to the earliest precedents possible. Circa

    Dr William Dodd was hanged for alleged forgery in Sir Phillip Francis, the sore Loser A great deal of the foundation of the impeachment trial was based on the governing Calcutta Council that Hastings led as Governor General. Today Mir Jafar has the reputation of a traitor in India and Bangladesh. Google Scholar 3.


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The History of the trial of Warren Hastings, Esq. Download PDF Ebook

Zhidar was soon overthrown and forced to flee to Tibet, where he was imprisoned and a new Druk Desi, Kunga Rinchen, installed in his place.

Warren Hastings

However, the eventual disinterest of the public in the outcome of his lengthy trial may have set a precedent for the imperial bureaucracy to extend red tape, prolonging the resolution of issues which called its own validity into question past the point of popular concern.

Burke, Writings and Speeches, vol. By the time of the verdict a full eight years later, changes to the peerage in their capacity as jurors had taken place, and the Lord Chancellor as judgeLord Thurlow, who opposed Hastings, was replaced by Lord Loughborough, who supported him.

What we see is that the door to a greater discussion of what was happening in India and what the East India Company was doing came about.

Impeachment of Warren Hastings

Francis and Hastings' personal rivalry continued for many Esq. book and led to a duel between them in in which Francis was wounded, but not killed. The process took a long time and it was not until when news of divorce came from Germany that Hastings was finally able to marry her. Proving that the trial was not about wrongdoing so much as political maneuvering.

Hastings' first wife, Mary, had died inand he planned to marry the Baroness once she had obtained a divorce from her husband. Therefore, you will see The History of the trial of Warren Hastings original copyright references, library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

His application was initially rejected as he had made many political enemies, including the powerful director Laurence Sulivan. Conquest of Bengal[ edit ] Further information: Battle of Buxar Hastings was personally angered when investigating trading abuses in Bengal.

Sir Phillip Francis, the sore Loser A great deal of the foundation of the impeachment trial was based on the governing Calcutta Council that Hastings led as Governor General.

Hastings' career is discussed at length in the historical mystery novel, Secrets in the Stones, by Tessa Harris. He fell in love with the Baroness and they began an affair, seemingly with her husband's consent.

Download preview PDF. However, its protracted resolution, along with more pressing domestic issues which occupied the minds of the British people, caused its popular pertinence to wane. Horace Walpole, Correspondence, ed.

His resignation was only delayed by the outbreak of fresh fighting in Bengal. During Mir Jafar's reign the East India Company exerted an increasingly large role in the running of the region, and effectively took over the defence of Bengal against external invaders when Bengal's troops proved insufficient for the task.

British forces then went on the attack and won a series of battles culminating in the decisive Battle of Buxar in October The war ended with the status quo from when it started.

Slow sales of Melville's previously books convinced Publisher L. Even so, the British position in India had been severely threatened. About 1, sold in 11 days, but then sales slowed to less than the next year.

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