Return of Warren Hastings and Impeachment

In 1785 Warren Hastings returned to England. On his return to England he was impeached by the House of Commons for alleged acts of oppression and corruption. Some of them were:

  1. He was accused for oppression in the Rohilla war.
  2. The oppression and deposing Chait Singh of Banaras and accepting bribes.
  3. General corruption in the company

Warren Hastings was solemnly tried by the House of Commons, and the proceedings prolonged for seven years (1788-1795).

  • The Impeachment of Warren Hastings is one of the most celebrated state trials in English history.

It ended with exoneration of all charges on Warren Hastings. But these 7 years of defending himself made him near bankrupt.

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