EDMUND BURKE - Father of Modern Conservative politics
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) is widely considered to be the moving force that initiated and gave structure to modern Conservative political thinking in the western World. He served as Member of Parliament (MP) in the English House of Commons during the latter half of the 18th century.
He was a scion of the Anglo-Norman Burke family who trace their an- cestry to the first deBurgo (deBurgh) knight who came to Ireland in the aftermath of King Henry II’s 1171/72 visit after the Norman in- vasion of Ireland in 1169. (Hier weiterlesen)
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