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Brian Young

Brian Young teaches intellectual history at the University of Sussex.

Warren Hastings

Brian Young, 24 May 2001

Early in his career as the first Governor-General of the East India Company in Bengal, Warren Hastings instituted an annual dinner for fellow old boys of Westminster School. He paced his own contribution to these occasions superbly; while other ‘Westminsters’ drank to potentially dangerous degrees of excess in a forbidding climate, the abstemious Hastings consumed only small...

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