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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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 Thoughts on Transcription, Inventories, and Materiality in Understanding Carlton House”>…

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • We are delighted to be able to announce the Sons of the American Revolution Visiting Professor at King’s College London for 2020 as Professor David Hancock of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Director of The Atlantic Studies Initiative. Professor Hancock researches and lectures on the Atlantic World, Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Britain