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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 »

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 »

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 »