Global Georgians: Transnational Interactions with the British Monarchy

On 8 June 2021, the Georgian Papers Programme (GPP) hosted a roundtable discussion about transnational interactions between the British monarchy and leader and peoples from around the globe. This event built on David Armitage’s time as the 2019 Sons of the American Revolution Visiting Professor at King’s College London. During his time with the GPP,… Read More »

Foul Play in the House of Commons: The Murder of Spencer Perceval

By Sarah Donovan, William & Mary Welcome back to our Georgian Goodies blog series, where we highlight interesting, timely, or just plain nifty documents from the Georgian Papers Programme! In 1812, Prince Regent George drafted a public statement commenting on “the severe Loss His Royal Highness and the Country have sustained in consequence of the… Read More »

Dragons in the Dressing Room: St. George and Female Morality

By Sarah Donovan, William & Mary Welcome back to our Georgian Goodies blog series, where we highlight interesting, timely, or just plain nifty documents from the Georgian Papers Programme! In the opening years of the nineteenth century, the ceiling of the Queen’s dressing room in Windsor Castle depicted the trials and tribulations of St. George… Read More »

An interview with Jeremy Black, author of George III: Majesty and Madness (Allen Lane, 2020)

                      This is the first of what we hope will be a series of online conversations in which scholars who have made use of the Georgian Papers in their publications talk about these works with members of the GPP team. We begin with Jeremy Black, formerly professor of history at the University of Exeter, who… Read More »

Hanoverian Flavours on the King’s Table in the Long Eighteenth Century – Adam Crymble and Sarah Fox

On 13 January 2021, Dr Adam Crymble (UCL) and Dr Sarah Fox (Leeds Beckett University), in collaboration with Dr Rachel Rich and Dr Lisa Smith, gave the paper ‘Hanoverian Flavours on the King’s Table in the Long Eighteenth Century’ as part of the Institute of Historical Research British History in the Long 18th Century Seminar… Read More »

2020 – David Armitage, Sons of the American Revolution GPP Lecture

On 16 December 2020, GPP hosted the annual Sons of the American Revolution GPP Lecture. Our speaker was Professor David Armitage (Harvard), who spoke on the topic ‘George III and the Law of Nations’. The session was introduced and chaired by Professor Karin Wulf, academic co-director for GPP.     David Armitage is the Lloyd C. Blankfein… Read More »

Dancing with the (Georgian) Royal Family

By Hillary Burlock  (GPP BSECS fellow and doctoral student at Queen Mary University of London) When I first went to the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle, I was on the hunt for references to Philip Denoyer, dancing master to George III’s family. While I was able to find some information in the accounts of George… Read More »

OI-GPP Fellow Rick Atkinson wins Geo. Washington Prize

We are pleased to announce that prize-winning and best-selling author Rick Atkinson has garnered yet more praise for his book The British Are Coming: the War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (Henry Holt & Co.) which incorporates research done during his stay in the archives. The following is reprinted from the Mount Vernon blog announcing the prize.… Read More »

“A Good Receipt for the Womb:” Lady Augusta Murray’s Book of Cures

By Ann M. Little, Colorado State University Professor Little was awarded an Omohundro Institute—–Georgian Papers Programme fellowship in 2016 and conducted research in the archives at Windsor Castle in summer 2017. Applications for the fall 2020 fellowship round will be available via the OI website later in August. Amidst our twenty-first century Coronavirus pandemic, we… Read More »