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Edmund Burke

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 16, 2018
1. Edmund Burke Marker
Inscription.
Author and Statesman,
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lived here.
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B 1729.
D 1797.

 
Erected 1876 by Royal Society of the Arts.
 
Location. 51° 30.703′ N, 0° 7.858′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Gerrard Street and Macclesfield Street, on the right when traveling east on Gerrard Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 37 Gerrard Street, City of Westminster, England W1D 5QB, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mont Blanc Restaurant (within shouting distance of this marker); John Dryden (within shouting distance of this marker); Pizza Express (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Former Wardour Street Clubs (about 90 meters away); Glockenspiel (about 120 meters away); “Swiss Court” (about 120 meters away); Globe Theatre (about 150 meters away); The Admiral Duncan Pub (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Edmund Burke (Wikipedia).
Edmund Burke Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 16, 2018
2. Edmund Burke Marker - Wide View
"Edmund Burke (12 January [NS] 1730 – 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman born in Dublin, as well as an author, orator, political theorist and philosopher, who after moving to London in 1750 served as a member of parliament (MP) between 1766 and 1794 in the House of Commons with the Whig Party....Burke was a proponent of underpinning virtues with manners in society and of the importance of religion in moral life. These views were expressed in his A Vindication of Natural Society. Burke criticized British treatment of the American colonies, including through its taxation policies. He also supported the rights of the colonists to resist metropolitan authority, though he opposed the attempt to achieve independence. Burke is remembered for his support for Catholic emancipation, the impeachment of Warren Hastings from the East India Company and for his staunch opposition to the French Revolution. In his Reflections on the Revolution in France, Burke claimed that the revolution was destroying the fabric of good society, traditional institutions of state and society and condemned the persecution of the Catholic Church that resulted from it. This led to his becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig Party, which he dubbed the "Old Whigs", as opposed to the pro-French Revolution "New Whigs", led by Charles James Fox....In the nineteenth century, Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals. Subsequently, in the twentieth century he became widely regarded as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism." (Submitted on April 24, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. Leicester Square
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicPolitics
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
 
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