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Further thoughts on ‘America is Lost!’

Posted on: January 19th, 2017 by Martha Howard No Comments

Dr. Angel Luke O’Donnell, Teaching Fellow in North American History, King’s College London The ‘America is Lost!’ piece was a short essay written by George III reviewing the causes and effects of the American Revolution. It potentially provides a fascinating insight into the thoughts of King George about the future of the British Empire after… Read More »

Reflections on ‘Essay on Public Opinion’

Posted on: January 16th, 2017 by Martha Howard No Comments

Dr. Emrys Jones, Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture, King’s College London It may be stating the obvious to point out that what was understood as constituting ‘public opinion’ in the eighteenth century bears little resemblance to the culture of opinion polls and click rates that often accompanies the term in today’s usage. It rarely… Read More »

Video available for ‘Just Write It, I’ll Make It Work’: King George III Through The Eyes Of Alan Bennett & Nicholas Hytner, 10 October 2016

Posted on: December 13th, 2016 by geoIII No Comments

The opening event of 2016’s Arts & Humanities Festival can now be viewed on YouTube. In the talk chaired by Professor Alan Read, Alan Bennett and Nicholas Hytner discuss researching archives to write The Madness of King George III, the challenges of translating an acclaimed stage show to a multi-award winning film, and how they… Read More »

Garter Day in the Archives

Posted on: November 15th, 2016 by Martha Howard No Comments

Today, Georgian Papers Programme fellow Rachel Banke writes about her experience while conducting research in the archives. Applications for the next round of GPP fellowships are due February 20, 2017. Scholars at all levels—graduate students, junior and senior faculty, and independent scholars of all ages—are eligible for the award. Apply here. by Rachel Banke Have… Read More »

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

Posted on: October 5th, 2016 by Karin Wulf No Comments

by Karin Wulf 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 King George III will be among the project’s outcomes. Historians have interpreted eighteenth-century… Read More »

Research in the Round Tower: Report from Rick Atkinson

Posted on: August 30th, 2016 by Martha Howard 1 Comment

by Rick Atkinson I’ve worked in some exotic locations—Mogadishu, Mali, Baghdad, Kazakhstan, Riyadh—but none more evocative than the top of the Round Tower in Windsor Castle, where I spent the month of April 2016, as a Georgian Papers fellow. The researcher’s path to this archive is steep: through the Henry VIII Gate and the Norman… Read More »

Report from Jim Ambuske

Posted on: June 17th, 2016 by Martha Howard No Comments

by James Ambuske, University of Virginia In 1768, the Philadelphia physician Benjamin Rush toured the House of Lords during a visit to London. He persuaded his guide to allow him to sit upon George III’s throne, an experience that deeply moved him. I lay no claim to Rush’s brilliance, but I did share in his… Read More »

Report from Vincent Carretta

Posted on: June 16th, 2016 by Martha Howard No Comments

by Vincent Caretta, University of Maryland I was delighted to have been chosen the Inaugural Senior Fellows from Omohundro Institute to participate in the George III Papers Project, which is co-sponsored by the Institute and King’s College, University of London. For the past thirty years or so I’d fantasized about what the Royal Archives, Royal… Read More »