Welcome to the
website of the Leverhulme-funded Sheridan project.
2016 marks the 200th anniversary of the
death of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816). Although remembered as the
author of The Rivals and The School for Scandal, Sheridan was a prominent
member of parliament for nearly thirty years, twice serving in government. Our
project aims to reinvigorate historical, political and literary interest in
Sheridan as a politician, writer, and orator. As part of the project we will be
editing a new edition of Sheridans speeches, the first attempted since 1816.
We will also be encouraging public discussion of Sheridan, his legacy, and the
history of parliament.