Scholarly Research

“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 »

Book now for 2020 Sons of the American Revolution GPP Lecture!

On 17 March 2020 Professor David Armitage (Harvard University), Sons of the American Revolution Visiting Professor at King’s College London, will deliver the 2020 Sons of the American Revolution GPP Lecture on the theme of ‘George III and the Law of Nations’. The lecture is a public event free to all.   In his lecture,… 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 »