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Cutting, Slicing, Pasting: Royal Female Friendship and Domestic Craft

Posted on: April 6th, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

by Dr Madeleine Pelling (University of York)   For elite and middling women in the eighteenth century, handicrafts including embroidery, decoupage, wood-cutting, turning and spinning were important activities in performing female sociability and manifesting rustic and picturesque ideals. The Georgian Papers Programme has recently digitized a key, though overlooked, album of cut-paper designs created by… Read More »

The 18th Century Materializes on Stage

Posted on: December 20th, 2018 by Arthur Burns No Comments

By Karin Wulf and Arthur Burns There is so much eighteenth century on view in the much acclaimed Nottingham Playhouse staging of Alan Bennett’s The Madness of  George III.  The Georgian Papers Programme had a wonderful opportunity to host lead actor Mark Gatiss at Windsor Castle to view some of the archival materials selected to… Read More »

In God’s Hands: Inoculating the Royal Children against Smallpox

Posted on: November 23rd, 2018 by Arthur Burns No Comments

In the second of our postings linked to the first release of medical materials among the Georgian Papers, Helen Esfandiary of King’s College London considers inoculation in the royal family. ‘Queen Charlotte (1744-1818) with members of her family’, Johan Zoffany, 1771-72; Royal Collection Trust 401004: the picture includes Ernest duke of Mecklenburg to left, Lady… Read More »

Ghosts! In the Archives! We Thought You Ought to Know

Posted on: October 22nd, 2018 by Omohundro No Comments

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! It’s almost Halloween! We may or may not have found some ghosts in the archives… but we shall leave the final determination about… Read More »

A Royal Christmas List

Posted on: December 23rd, 2017 by Omohundro No Comments

Robert Paulett, OI-GPP Fellow, shares this discovery from his recent work in Royal Archives. As the holiday shopping season intensifies in these last weeks, it is always tempting to wonder whether you should buy less. Should your non-plussed children balk at such an idea, you can cite as precedent the Christmas present list from the… Read More »

Season’s Greetings from all the team at the Georgian Papers Programme!

Posted on: December 15th, 2017 by geoIII No Comments

Samantha Callaghan, Metadata Analyst, King’s Digital Laboratory, and Arthur Burns, Academic Director, Georgian Papers Programme, King’s College London All those involved in the Georgian Papers Programme would like to send all visitors to our websites, the scholars associated with the programme as fellows, and the King’s Friends season’s greetings and wish them all the best… Read More »

Two Months in the Royal Archives, May-June 2017

Posted on: November 10th, 2017 by geoIII No Comments

 By Flora Fraser, GPP Fellow, Researcher and Author Memories of past years I spent researching books in the Royal Archives are crystal clear. I first went in autumn, just before the end of October 1988, when I was to be thirty. I was awed to be climbing the many stone steps inside William the Conqueror’s… Read More »

What Digital Does: Queen Charlotte Online

Posted on: January 21st, 2017 by Omohundro 1 Comment

by Karin Wulf See also An Analog King in a Digital Age Scholars of women, gender, family, domesticity, fashion, food, and so much more will have plenty of fodder in the Georgian Papers Programme.  Queen Charlotte was invested in literature and learning, for herself and her children.  She and the women around her generated important materials… Read More »

Analog King in a Digital Age

Posted on: January 21st, 2017 by Omohundro No Comments

by Karin Wulf See also: What Digital Does: Queen Charlotte Online King George III’s prodigious intellectual curiosity is reflected in his stunning collections of clocks and scientific instruments, his library, and his writing. When we convert this very analog King to digital form, what do we gain? In one of the most poignant examples of… Read More »

“Awesome, Wow”: King George III in the American Popular Imagination

Posted on: October 5th, 2016 by Karin Wulf 2 Comments

by Karin Wulf [After reading this, why not visit our virtual Hamilton and George III exhibition?] As we consider the range and depth of materials emerging from the Georgian Papers Programme it’s clear that any number of historical subjects will be newly framed or newly illuminated. And it’s likely that a more subtle perspective on… Read More »