THE TRIAL OF WARREN HASTINGS: 1788 - 95: Shooting the Messenger?

THE TRIAL OF WARREN HASTINGS: 1788 - 95: Shooting the Messenger?

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THE TRIAL OF WARREN HASTINGS
1788 - 95:
Shooting the Messenger?

 

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Roderick Matthews

 

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eBook Size:  124 KB;    27  pages

 

© Roderick Matthews 2007

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Historians are now generally happy to concede that Warren Hastings made a pretty good job of guiding British interests in India through a very difficult time. He has not always had such a good press. In the heated politics of the 1780s he was as vilified as any Englishman had been since Robert Clive, but it is clear from this distance that the outcry against him was highly political in nature and very largely unjustified. The prosecution of Hastings must be understood within the context of the careers of three prominent contemporaries, a careerist, a politician and a thinker, Philip Francis, William Pitt the Younger and Edmund Burke. 

It is the purpose of this eBook to explain how his trial and the long wait for rehabilitation that followed it were the result of political expediency, combined with a developing climate of early imperial ethical awareness.

 

Roderick Matthews, Historian, Obtained a First from Balliol College, Oxford in Modern History. Studied Medieval History under Maurice Keen. Studied Tudor and Stuart History under Christopher Hill, Master of Balliol College. Studied European History under Colin Lucas, later Master of Balliol College and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Studied Imperial History under Professor Paul Longford, Rector of Lincoln College.

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