Posts Tagged ‘George III’

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 »

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 »

The Madness of George III revisited: reflections on Mental Health in the Georgian World

By Arthur Burns and Karin Wulf Arthur Burns academic director, Georgian Papers Programme, and professor of Modern British History at King’s College London Karin Wulf academic director, Georgian Papers Programme and executive director of the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture and professor of history at William & Mary, USA ___ Despite his… Read More »

Transcribe the Medical Papers of George III

Diagram of Timmermans' device

In coordination with Georgian Papers Programme London event Mental Health and the Georgian World,  the GPP transcription site, Transcribe Georgian Papers released three George III medical collections to transcribers. In this post we highlight the three collections, and provide transcription tips – George III medical papers George III’s medical papers primarily cover the Regency era,… Read More »

GPP Event announced: Mental Health and the Georgian World: The ‘Madness’ of George III:

Mark Gatiss in the Nottingham Playhouse production of The Madness of George III

On November 5 2019 the Georgian Papers Programme will host a discussion between historians, creative artists and a leading psychiatrist on how the mental illness of George III revealed so strikingly in the Georgian Papers and famously dramatised by Alan Bennett can help us think about mental health today.  The panel comprises Sir Simon Wessely… Read More »

Summer Stargazing: Nevil Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal

By Marie Pellissier, Omohundro Institute Apprentice, William & Mary Welcome back to our Georgian Goodies blog series, where we highlight interesting, timely, or just plain nifty documents from the Georgian Papers Programme! The middle of August is an astronomically interesting time. The Perseid meteor showers are at their peak in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Delta… Read More »

Was George III Really A Tyrant?

George III's coronation portrait by Allan Ramsay

By Marie Pellissier, Omohundro Institute Apprentice, William & Mary Welcome back to our Georgian Goodies blog series, where we highlight interesting, timely, or just plain nifty documents from the Georgian Papers Programme! Was George III really a tyrant? The answer to that question certainly depends on who you ask. The writers of the Declaration of Independence,… Read More »

Beginning with George: Rick Atkinson’s The British Are Coming

By Karin Wulf and Arthur Burns     Does the American Revolution begin with George III?  In Rick Atkinson’s new book, The British are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, the first volume in his planned trilogy on the military history of the Revolution, it does.  It begins, in fact, with the… Read More »