This 12-volume set contains the complete life works of EDMUND BURKE (1729-1797), Irish political writer and statesman. Educated at a Quaker boarding school and at Trinity College in Dublin, Burke's eloquence gained him a high position in Britain's Whig party, and he was active in public life. He supported limitations on the power of the monarch and believed that the British people should have a greater say in their government. In general, Burke spoke out against the persecutions perpetuated by the British Empire on its colonies, including America, Ireland, and India. Burke's speeches and writings influenced the great thinkers of his day, including America's Founding Fathers. In Volume V, readers will find: . "Observations on the Conduct of the Minority" . "Preface to the Address of M. Brissot to His Constituents" . "Letter to William Elliot" . "Thoughts and Details on Scarcity" . Letter to a Noble Lord on the Attacks Made Upon Mr. Burke and His Pension in the House of Lords by the Duke of Bedford and the Earl of Lauderdale" . "Three Letters to a Member of Parliament on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory of France"