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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 »