Warren Hastings

Standard Name: Hastings, Warren


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Family and Intimate relationships Mary Stockdale
MS 's father, John Stockdale , having been acquitted for publishing a libel (attacking the House of Commons over Warren Hastings ), himself printed The Whole Proceedings on the Trial . . . against John Stockdale.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
70 (1790): 582
Family and Intimate relationships Jane Austen
Eliza was a woman of the world. She was born in India and may have been the daughter not of her legal father but of Warren Hastings . She seems to have been an important...
Friends, Associates Cassandra Cooke
CC met Warren Hastings and his wife Marian at Adlestrop in January 1791, and remained on friendly terms: she sent a message congratulating him at the end of his marathon trial.
Le Faye, Deirdre. A Chronology of Jane Austen and her Family. Cambridge University Press, 2006.
132, 175
She and...
Literary responses Jane Porter
Again her work was extremely popular. The French translation was banned by Napoleon because of its portrayal of nationalist resistance to conquest.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Mary Russell Mitford , who thought very highly of Porter, found Wallace in...
Material Conditions of Writing Phebe Gibbes
The first edition of this novel, advertised for sale in May and priced at seven shillings and sixpence, is now extremely rare.
Garside, Peter, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press, 2000.
1: 473
English Short Title Catalogue.
Gibbes, Phebe. “Introduction”. Hartly House, Calcutta, edited by Michael J. Franklin, Oxford University Press, 2007, p. xi - lvii.
PG wrote it at a time when India—and specifically Calcutta—was...
politics Martha Hale
MH seems to have been a moderate conservative in politics. She objected strongly to colonial exploitation, taking Warren Hastings as a champion of colonial subjects rather than an exploiter. By the late 1790s she was...
politics Richard Brinsley Sheridan
He held office under the Whigs, played a role in the trial of Warren Hastings , became an intimate friend of the Prince of Wales , and was a vital player (with Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
Publishing Martha Hale
Publishing Elizabeth Hamilton
EH dated her dedication to Warren Hastings (as her brother 's friend and patron) of Translation of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah.
Kelly, Gary. Women, Writing, and Revolution 1790-1827. Clarendon, 1993.
Textual Features Christian Isobel Johnstone
The title-page of the first quotes from Francis Bacon (Knowledge is Power) and from the mother of Sir William Jones (Read and you will know).
Johnstone, Christian Isobel. Diversions of Hollycot. Oliver and Boyd, 1828.
It portrays the widow Mrs...
Textual Production John Oliver Hobbes
On her return from India, JOH began work on an historical novel about eighteenth-century Calcutta (now Kolkata), and Anglo-Indian social life during the time of Warren Hastings and the East India Company . This...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Leah Sumbel
Over the signature Old Kent, Mary Wells (later LS ) contributed to The World theatre criticism and reports of, for instance, the trial of Warren Hastings . She and her friend Elizabeth Inchbald supplied...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Frances Burney
Among the pleasures of FB 's life-writing are the way it revels in nonce-words and other innovative uses of language, and the play it makes with dramatic techniques like scene-setting and dialogue. Many famous passages...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Martha Hale
She writes on public themes with equal panache, attacking colonial appropriations and in another poem calling Warren Hastings an oppressed hero. She addresses public men and women, and here too is attentive to women's issues...


By March 1774
Warren Hastings became the first English Governor-General of India.
13 May 1774
George Bogle was chosen as envoy to Tibet (sent by Warren Hastings ); he established diplomatic relations with the Teshu Lama.
Major Alexander Hannay (sent by Warren Hastings ) established diplomatic relations with the Mogul (or Mughal) Emperor in India.
About 27 March 1782
Eliza Hancock , aged nineteen, married Jean-François Capot de Feuillide , a Frenchman who claimed to be a count and who inaccurately supposed her to be a wealthy heiress.
By January 1786
Charles Wilkins ' translation from Sanskrit of the Bhagvat Gita was published at the particular desire of Warren Hastings and by the authority of the court of directors of the East India Company .
13 February 1788-April 1795
Warren Hastings was impeached for corruption and profiteering in India. His trial continued intermittently in London, occupying 145 days. It was keenly attended by a fashionable audiences and garnered much media attention.
28 May-16 June 1794
Edmund Burke made his nine-day speech, spread over the course of this period, in reply to the defence offered at the trial of Warren Hastings .