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 VIII, readers will find: . "Ninth Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the Affairs of India" . "Eleventh Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the Affairs of India" . Articles of Charge of High Crimes and Misdemeanors Against Warren Hastings, Esq., Late Governor-General of Bengal"