William Godwin's Diary


Edmund Burke (1729/30–1797) speaks for three hours in the trial of Warren Hastings (1732–1818), outlining Hastings' actions with respect to the education of the young Rajah and to the extortion and misapplication of sums of money. He accused Hastings of setting up an arbitrary government and destroying the legal and legitimate systems of rule. Hastings had become 'King – Thane-Glamis-Cawder'. He had them all, and 'most foully did he play for them'.

See The Times, 4 June 1794.