John Andrews (historical writer)

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John Andrews (1736–1809) was a historical writer and pamphleteer.

Andrews produced numerous works. Among these are:

  • ‘History of the Revolutions of Denmark,' &c., 1774.
  • 'History of the War with America, France, Spain, and Holland, commencing in 1775 and ending in 1783,' four vols., London, 1785–86.
  • 'Letters to his Excellency the Count de Welderen on the present Situation of Affairs between Great Britain and the United Provinces,' London, 1781 (of which a Dutch translation appeared in the same year at Amsterdam).
  • 'Letters to a Young Gentleman on his setting out for France, containing a survey of Paris and a review of French literature,' 1784.
  • 'Historical Review of the Moral, Religious, Literary, and Political Character of the English Nation,' 1806.

The Gentleman's Magazine for February 1809 has the following obituary announcement: "At his house at Kennington, Surrey, in his seventy-third year, Dr. John Andrews, a gentleman well known in the literary world. By his death the nation is deprived of an able historian, a profound scholar and politician, and a man ever ready to take up his pen in his country's cause."


 "Andrews, John (1736–1809)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.