Beginning with George: Rick Atkinson’s The British Are Coming

Posted on: May 14th, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

By Karin Wulf and Arthur Burns     Does the American Revolution begin with George III?  In Rick Atkinson’s new book, The British are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, the first volume in his planned trilogy on the military history of the Revolution, it does.  It begins, in fact, with the… Read More »

First BSECS/GPP fellow announced

Posted on: May 2nd, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

&   The Georgian Papers Programme and the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies are delighted to announce the recipient of the first BSECS/GPP fellowship. We had a very strong field, making the decision a difficult one, but are delighted to announce that the fellowship has gone to Hillary Burlock, a first-year PhD student at Queen… Read More »

The Dog Blog: Pups in the Georgian Papers

Posted on: April 30th, 2019 by Omohundro No Comments

By Marie Pellissier, Omohundro Institute Apprentice, 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! English royals have always loved their dogs. Queen Elizabeth II’s corgis seem to be everywhere, from the 2012 Olympics to the silver screen. But… Read More »

William Knox’s Counterrevolution

Posted on: April 15th, 2019 by Omohundro No Comments

Peter Walker is a lecturer in History at the University of Wyoming who studies early modern Britain, the British Empire, and the Atlantic World. He received his PhD from Columbia University in 2016 and his MPhil from the University of Oxford in 2010. He held an Omohundro Institute Fellowship for research at Windsor Castle in… Read More »

George IV, Prince of Wales, and the Habits of the Masquerade

Posted on: April 10th, 2019 by Omohundro No Comments

Meg Kobza is a third-year PhD candidate at Newcastle University, where she is working on the social history of the eighteenth-century British masquerade. Her research will shift the paradigm of scholarship on the masquerade away from literary analysis, which depicts the masquerade as a purely carnivalesque and debaucherous entertainment that flouted social distinctions. She argues… Read More »

Cutting, Slicing, Pasting: Royal Female Friendship and Domestic Craft

Posted on: April 6th, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

by Dr Madeleine Pelling (University of York)   For elite and middling women in the eighteenth century, handicrafts including embroidery, decoupage, wood-cutting, turning and spinning were important activities in performing female sociability and manifesting rustic and picturesque ideals. The Georgian Papers Programme has recently digitized a key, though overlooked, album of cut-paper designs created by… Read More »

The GPP and Digital Humanities

Posted on: March 15th, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

  On 12 March 2019 the Georgian Papers Programme delivered a seminar in the series run by the Digital History seminar at the Institute of Historical Research in London which was livestreamed on YouTube. Samantha Callaghan, Patricia Methven and Arthur Burns discussed and took questions about the importance of metadata and the plans for developing… Read More »

LESSONS FROM THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR: SIR HENRY CLINTON’S ANALYSIS OF THE ALLIED INVASION OF FRANCE, 1792

Posted on: March 6th, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

By Dr Michael Rowe, Reader in European History, King’s College London On 20 September 1792, a French army some 32,000 strong defeated a slightly larger force of predominantly Prussian troops near the town of Valmy in north-eastern France. The battle is one of the most important in history. It was by no means the largest… Read More »