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 »

Multiple identities in the Georgian period

Samantha Callaghan, Metadata Analyst, King’s Digital Laboratory To support collaborative work on the Georgian Papers, a Collaborative Workspace for the Programme is currently under development by King’s Digital Lab. The Workspace aggregates images, catalogue records and transcriptions and offers additional ways to augment the metadata provided by the Royal Archives. Augmentation is achieved through subject… Read More »

Zara Anishanslin & Arthur Burns discuss the Georgian Papers for the Washington Library

The Round Tower

On 14 July 2020 the Washington Library Digital Book Talk involved Arthur Burns, academic director of the Georgian Papers Programme at King’s College London and Zara Anishanslin, 2019 Mount Vernon GPP fellow, in conversation with Jim Ambuske, Digital Historian at the Washington Library and himself one of the first Omohundro Institute GPP fellows. The conversation… Read More »

NTLive at Home streaming The Madness of George III from Nottingham Playhouse for free on YouTube

Mark Gatiss in the Nottingham Playhouse production of The Madness of George III

  We were delighted that in June 2020 NTLive streamed a free recording of the 2018 Nottingham Playhouse production of the Madness of George III which could be be viewed across the world. The Georgian Papers Programme worked very closely with both the Playhouse and NTLive to support the original production, briefing the cast, supplying… Read More »

New material published on Georgian Papers Online

The latest tranche of Georgian Papers has been published by the Royal Archives as part of the Georgian Papers Programme to digitise, publish, interpret and foster use of this neglected collection of historic papers. The latest batch of nearly 19,000 pages includes important collections which shed light on the lives of Princess Charlotte (1796-1817) and… Read More »

Reflections on Princess Charlotte: the “Lost Queen”

By Anne Stott Anne Stott is the author of Hannah More: The First Victorian (2004, winner of the British Academy’s Rose Mary Crawshay Prize) and Wilberforce: Family and Friends (2012), both published by Oxford University Press. After studying History at University College London, she has taught for among others Birkbeck, University of London and the… Read More »

Lord Erskine’s Lemons: A Poem on Van Dyck’s Margaret Lemon in Princess Charlotte’s Poetry Book       

By Dr Jonathan Taylor, BSECS GPP fellow 2020.      The Georgian Papers Programme has made available a digitized copy of a commonplace book of poetry that belonged to Princess Charlotte (1796-1817): GEO/ADD/22/95. Alongside numerous quotations from famous works, including Sir Walter Scott’s Marmion (1808) and The Lady of the Lake (1810), Charlotte transcribed a… Read More »

GPP Events on 17 March cancelled

With regret, we have taken the decision to cancel the two events scheduled for 17 March 2020 in association with the Georgian Papers and organised around David Armitage as Sons of the American Revolution Visiting Professor at King’s College London. We will seek to rearrange the events for a later date. Sincere apologies to all… Read More »

Curious Taste: The Transatlantic Appeal of Satire

By Nancy Siegel Professor of Art History and Culinary History Towson University Towson, MD Queen Charlotte frying sprats, George III toasting muffins or placing a fleet of ships in an oven about to be baked like gingerbread, the Prince of Wales gorging himself on the fortunes of Empire, William Pitt carving plum pudding with Napoleon,… Read More »