The GPP has set out from the start to bring new material to the attention of researchers. There are two key benefits from this research: Firstly, the insights gained from hitherto unused documents can feed into academic and public debate sooner. Secondly, the expertise offered by scholars supports the Royal Archives and Royal Library in understanding the nature and significance of the collections. A number of essays about particular documents can be found below.

  • Robert Pirrie

    On 1 September 2022 the GPP joined the Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet in the magnificent setting of the Signet Library in Edinburgh to present a lecture by Robert Pirrie discussing ‘Identity, Imagination and George IV in Edinburgh, 1822’. The lecturer combines his role as CEO of the Society with that of a

  •                              At an award ceremony on Monday 13 June 2022 Andrew Roberts’s George III: The Life and Reign of Britain’s Most Misunderstood Monarch (Allen Lane, 2021), was announced as the 2022 winner of the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography. The chair of the judges, the

  • We are delighted to learn that Bruce Ragsdale has been announced as the winner of the 2022 George Washington Book Prize for his Washington at the Plow: The Founding Farmer and the Question of Slavery. Bruce was the first Mount Vernon GPP fellow in 2016, and contributed much to the life of the programme during

  • Over the past few years the impact of the Georgian Papers Programme on scholarly research has become increasingly evident in the publication of research by fellows and project members and also in work by those outside the programme making use of its freely available resources. A new page on the GPP website gathers together an

  • We are delighted to announce that David Armitage’s article on George III and the Law of Nations is now available on Project Muse having been published in the January 2022 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 79, no.1, pages 3-30. The article originates in his research as the Sons of the American Revolution

  •                       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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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