Francis Jeffrey was born in Edinburgh on 23 October, 1773 and
was educated in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Queen's College, Oxford.
Although he made his name as the shaping force behind the
Edinburgh Review, a journal solidly on the Whig side of the
political debates in early nineteenth-century Britain, he came from
a Tory background. According to Jeffrey's long-time friend, Henry
Cockburn, the 1793 Edinburgh treason trials, in which a number of
radicals were tried and sentenced to …
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Perkins, Pam. "Lord Francis Jeffrey". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 July 2001
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