BSECS GPP Fellow 2024

Lorna Clark awarded 2024 BSECS King’s College London GPP Fellowship   Dr Clark edited two volumes of Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney (OUP, 2014), those covering 1788, the year which marked the medical crisis (“madness”) of George III. Since then, the Georgian Papers Programme has made many more records accessible, some of which… Read More »

A Tribute to Professor Arthur Burns

  We at GPP wanted to acknowledge the passing of Arthur Burns and to say a few words about his contributions to GPP to join the other tributes to him. We hope that our words together with all the other moving testaments published by his many friends and colleagues give a sense about the huge… Read More »

2023 SAR Georgian Papers Programme Lecture Announced: Shelburne’s Silence on Slavery: Action and Inaction in an Age of Revolution

The Sons of the American Revolution Georgian Papers Programme Lecture, 2023 To be given by Professor David Hancock, Sons of the American Revolution Visiting Professor at King’s College London, and Professor of British and America History and Atlantic Studies, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA The lecture will take place in the Great… Read More »

Huw Davies’s new study of the 18th- and 19th-century British army published by Yale University Press

We are delighted to announce the publication in November 2022 of A Wandering Army: The Campaigns that Transformed the British Way of War (Yale University Press), by Huw J Davies, reader in early modern military history in the Dept of Defence Studies at King’s College London. This incorporates research Davies carried out in the Georgian… Read More »

Identity, Imagination and George IV in Edinburgh, 1822

Robert Pirrie

On 1 September 2022 the GPP joined the Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet in the magnificent setting of the Signet Library in Edinburgh to present a lecture by Robert Pirrie discussing ‘Identity, Imagination and George IV in Edinburgh, 1822’. The lecturer combines his role as CEO of the Society with that of a… Read More »

Asian State letters now available on the Georgian Papers online

By Julie Crocker, senior archivist, Royal Archives                       A recent addition to Georgian Papers Online are the Asian State Letters held in the Royal Archives (reference GEO/ADD/31/1-22). This collection of letters and wrappers, mostly to George III and George IV from rulers of countries including… Read More »

Queen Charlotte concert announced

Mary-Jannet Leith, 2022 BSECS/King’s College GPP fellow, has organised a concert which draws on her ongoing research into the musical life of the royal inner circle. With the generous support of the Continuo Foundation, her ensemble Ensemble Hesperi will be staging a unique concert recreating the experience of royal music making at 6 Fitzroy Square… Read More »

George III: The Life and Reign of Britain’s Most Misunderstood Monarch wins Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography 2022

                             At an award ceremony on Monday 13 June 2022 Andrew Roberts’s George III: The Life and Reign of Britain’s Most Misunderstood Monarch (Allen Lane, 2021), was announced as the 2022 winner of the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography. The chair of the judges, the… Read More »