Streatham Worthy a collective description for the circle of literary and cultural figures around the wealthy brewer Henry Thrale and his wife Hester Thrale who lived in Streatham at "Streatham Park"
Burke was a hugely influential Anglo-Irish politician, orator and political thinker, notable for his strong support for the American Revolution and his fierce opposition to the French Revolution.
Edmund Burke was born in Dublin on 12 January 1729, the son of a solicitor. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and then went to London to study law. He quickly gave this up and after a visit to Europe settled in London, concentrating on a literary and political career. He became a member of parliament in 1765. He was closely involved in debates over limits to the power of the king, pressing for parliamentary control of royal patronage and expenditure.
Painting of Edmund Burke MP c. 1767, studio of Joshua Reynolds