Scholarly 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 »

“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 »

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 »

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 »

BSECS GPP fellow for 2020 announced

We are delighted to announce that the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Georgian Papers Programme Fellowship for 2020 has been awarded to Dr Jonathan Taylor. Jonathan recently completed a PhD in English Literature on ‘Calliope Unbound: Culture and the Idea of Epic from the Eighteenth Century to the Present’ at the University of Surrey. He… 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 »