Sir Lewis Namier’s Additions and Corrections to Sir John Fortescue’s edition of the Correspondence of George III

Posted on: February 22nd, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

Among the most important series of papers which the Georgian Papers Programme is digitizing for public access is George III’s official correspondence, otherwise known as the George III calendar and bearing the Catalogue identity GEO/MAIN. This series contains the main series of letters relating to George III’s involvement with the government of his realm as… Read More »

Fit for a King: Furnishing Hampton Court Palace for George II and His Family

Posted on: February 6th, 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! On June 24, 1737, King George II signed a warrant authorizing the purchase of furniture for the royal apartments at Hampton Court Palace.… Read More »

The Sandy Ground of Prince Edward: Profligacy and Royal Credit in the Empire of George III

Posted on: January 29th, 2019 by Omohundro No Comments

By Peter Olsen-Harbich Peter Olsen-Harbich spent the September of 2018 in the Royal Archives at Windsor as an Omohundro Institute–Georgian Papers Programme fellow and as the recipient of a William & Mary Dean’s Research Fund fellowship. The latter was jointly funded by the Omohundro Institute and the William & Mary Dean of the Faculty of… Read More »

Uncovering Royal Perspectives on Slavery, Empire, and the Rights of Colonial Subjects

Posted on: January 21st, 2019 by Omohundro 1 Comment

By Brooke Newman Dr. Newman is Associate Professor of History and Associate Director of the Humanities Research Center at Virginia Commonwealth University. She was awarded an Omohundro Institute Georgian Papers Programme Fellowship in 2017. In 2017 I spent a month in the Royal Archives tracing how the Georgian monarchs responded to contemporary debates over the… Read More »

New Georgian Papers Programme Fellowship Announced

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

At the recent annual conference of the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, it was announced that the Society is joining forces with King’s College London to sponsor a new fellowship in the Georgian Papers Programme which will be awarded for the first time in 2019. The British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies fellowship with the… Read More »

Georgian Papers Programme Websites awarded British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Prize for Digital Resources 2019

Posted on: January 11th, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

                          We are delighted to report that at the 48th annual conference of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, held at St Hugh’s College Oxford 4-6 January 2019, it was announced that the Georgian Papers Programme’s websites had been awarded their prestigious prize… Read More »

GEORGE III AND THE SEVENTY YEARS WAR, 1744–1815

Posted on: January 3rd, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

As we begin to publish the main body of George III’s correspondence, we hope to provide an appropriate context for those approaching this remarkable series for the first time, reflecting the main new approaches that historians have been taking in the years since the bulk of the scholarship on George’s role in the polity was… Read More »

The 18th Century Materializes on Stage

Posted on: December 20th, 2018 by Arthur Burns No Comments

By Karin Wulf and Arthur Burns There is so much eighteenth century on view in the much acclaimed Nottingham Playhouse staging of Alan Bennett’s The Madness of  George III.  The Georgian Papers Programme had a wonderful opportunity to host lead actor Mark Gatiss at Windsor Castle to view some of the archival materials selected to… Read More »

Musical Moments: Handel’s “Messiah,” Musical Patronage, and Princess Augusta

Posted on: December 7th, 2018 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! Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” is staple of the Christmas season, and December inevitably brings about performances of this piece. However, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759),… Read More »