The Death of Edmund Burke – 9 July 1797

Posted on July 8th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Edmund Burke, the Irish politician, writer and philosopher, died at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, on 9 July 1797, aged 68.

To mark the day, here are some newspaper stories – published in July 1797 – that report on the passing of this great statesman.

historical newspaper report about the death of edmund burke

Western Daily Press – Friday 11 January 1929

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historical newspaper report about the death of edmund burke

Reading Mercury – Monday 17 July 1797

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historical newspaper report about the death of edmund burke

Northampton Mercury – Saturday 15 July 1797

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historical newspaper report about the death of edmund burke

Reading Mercury – Monday 24 July 1797

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