William Eden Bibliography

Principles of Penal Punishment 1771
Published at a time when there was considerable public debate about the effectiveness and advance of capital punishment. Eden argued that it should be deployed only for the most serious offences.

Eden was an MP (1774-89), an ambassador to Spain and Holland, President of the Board of Trade under Grenville (1806-07), and raised to the peerage of Ireland (1789), Britain (1793).