ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmond Beales

(1803-1881)


The son of Samuel Pickering Beales, merchant and political reformer, Edmond Beales was educated at Bury St. Edmunds and Eton College; he attended Trinity College Cambridge (B.A. 1826, M.A. 1828) before being called to the bar at the Middle Temple in 1830. Beales was president of the Polish National League, a member of the Emancipation Society, and of the Garibaldi Committee. He was president of the Reform League during the debate on the reform bills of the 1860s, in which capacity he was involved with several massive demonstrations held in London to support expanding the franchise. Later in life he acted as a judge for Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire.


TEXT RECORDS:

1820Ode to Despair.

PUBLICATIONS:

Sympathy and aid for Poland; address to the people of Great Britain. 1863.
Poland, France, and England. Extracts from state papers, showing the proposals made from time to time by the French to the British government. 1864.
Speech of Edmund Beales, president of the Reform League: at the meeting at St. Martin's Hall, in support of the League, May 13, 1865. 1865.
Christianity practically and politically considered in a sermon to the working classes and others. 1869.