News & Blog

The Georgian Papers Programme blog provides regular project updates, research reports, and academic articles from King’s project members and our partner organizations. The news section features links to published articles about the project in the press.

Recent Posts

  • “Awesome, Wow”: King George III in the American Popular Imagination KGIII as played by Jonathan Groff

    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 […]

  • Meeting the “humane and gracious sovereign” Queen Anne gold touch piece. Presented by Queen Ann at the ceremony of the Royal Touch and later given to Prince Albert (later King George VI) as a christening present, February 1896, with documents and envelope by Duchess of York (later Queen Mary). Loop mount attached.

    by Cynthia Kierner, Omohundro Institute Georgian Papers Programme Fellow and Professor of History at George Mason University Looking through thousands of Hanoverian manuscripts in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle was an amazing experience that gave me a deeper understanding of the Georgian era. The letters exchanged between George III and Lord North, for instance, […]

  • The Georgian Papers Programme: Slave Trade, Slavery and Abolition in the Royal Archives, c. 1785–1810 Schwarz1.article

    The Georgian Papers Programme: Slave Trade, Slavery and Abolition in the Royal Archives, c. 1785–1810[1] by Suzanne Schwarz (University of Worcester) Georgian Papers Programme Fellow, 2016 The award of a Georgian Papers Programme Fellowship, funded by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture in Williamsburg, Virginia, provided an invaluable opportunity to trace how […]

  • What Digital Does: Queen Charlotte Online Diary of Queen Charlotte, 1789, RA GEO/ADD/43/1, Royal Archives.

    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 […]

  • Analog King in a Digital Age

    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 […]

  • “Long a Dispute Amongst Antiquarians”: How a King’s Understanding of History Changes our Understanding of a King (and History)

    Nathaniel F. Holly, Ph.D. Candidate in History, William & Mary   Jump to Transcription & Images In what is surely one of the best examples of early modern clickbait, King George III laments the loss of Britain’s American possessions with what was must have been a tortured scream of anguish: “America is lost!” But what […]