Sharing Research

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Thoughts on Transcription, Inventories, and Materiality in Understanding Carlton House">You Just Had to Be There?
Thoughts on Transcription, Inventories, and Materiality in Understanding Carlton House

By Ali MacDonald Ali MacDonald is a graduate student and PhD candidate in the History department at William & Mary. Last month I took a day out of my research trip to visit George IV: Art & Spectacle, currently on display at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace (Nov 15, 2019 – May 3, 2020). In a… Read More »

Commemorating the death of George III: A reflection on the 200th anniversary of his death

By Arthur Burns and Liam Fitzgerald Arthur Burns is professor of Modern British History at King’s College London and academic director of the Georgian Papers Programme Liam Fitzgerald is a 2nd-year PhD candidate at King’s College London working on the British Museum’s collection of prize medals and their role in the popularisation of agricultural improvement… Read More »

The Funerals of George III

By Karin Wulf Karin Wulf is Executive Director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Professor at William & Mary, and US Academic Director of the Georgian Papers Programme __________________   He expired at 35 minutes past Eight o’Clock From Frederick, Duke of York   His majesty expired without pain From the… Read More »

Mourning Thomas Jefferson’s Estranged Father

By James P. Ambuske Dr James Ambuske is Digital Historian at the Fred. W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon and a former GPP Fellow _________ On 29 January 1820, Thomas Jefferson’s last king died in Windsor Castle. George III was a shadow of his former self by the… Read More »