SHERIDAN, Charles Francis. A History of the late Revolution in Sweden: containing An Account of the Transactions of the Three last Diets of that Country, preceded by A short Abstract of the Swedish History, So far as was necessary to lay open the true Causes of that remarkable Event.


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Dublin: Printed by M. Mills, No. 135, Capel-Street, 1778. pp. [iv], 443. Original cats-paw calf, title in gilt on maroon morocco label on spine. Previous owner’s signature on front free endpaper. Upper board starting but firm. A very good. Scarce.
Charles Francis Sheridan (1750-1806), was born at 12 Dorset Street, Dublin and educated mainly at home by his father, Thomas, who was godson of Jonathan Swift. In May 1772 Charles was appointed secretary to the British envoy in Sweden, remaining there about three years. He wrote this history in which he gave a narrative of his experience as an eye-witness. He was called to the bar in 1780, being then a member of parliament for Belturbet. At the general election in 1783 he was returned for the borough of Rathcormack. When his brother, Richard Brinsley, became under-secretary for foreign affairs, he procured for Charles Francis the office of Secretary at War in Dublin in 1782. He held this office till 1789, when he retired aged 39, and later that year the king gave him a pension of £1,000, being the equivalent of his salary when in office.

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