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Hamilton’s George III in London

Posted on: December 6th, 2017 by Martha Howard No Comments

by Karin Wulf Hamilton, a quintessentially American story, has arrived in London. While many American commenters and historians have focused on the “Ten Dollar Founding Father without a Father” and his compatriots, the racial politics of the founding period and the intentional casting of the musical, and the gendered politics of the Schuyler sisters and… Read More »

Two Months in the Royal Archives, May-June 2015

Posted on: November 28th, 2017 by geoIII

 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 would be thirty. I was awed to be climbing the many stone steps inside the Round Tower, Windsor… Read More »

George I and George II and the Royal Archives: the missing monarchs?

Posted on: November 28th, 2017 by geoIII

By Dr Andrew Thompson, Queens’ College, Cambridge   George III is the Hanoverian monarch perhaps most frequently associated with the Royal Archives. The king’s own voluminous correspondence forms an important part of the collection and, in the early nineteenth century, his son, as Prince Regent, was instrumental in helping to secure the two collections that… Read More »

International Symposium on Enlightened Princesses in Europe 1700-1820

Posted on: November 28th, 2017 by geoIII

Followers of the Georgian Papers Programme will probably be interested in the Symposium on Enlightened Princesses to be held at Kensington Palace, Hampton Court and the Tower of London between 29 and 31 October. This conference accompanies the splendid exhibition currently taking place at Kensington Palace (highly recommended if you have not seen it –… Read More »

Mapping the Georgian world: Panel Discussion, 9 Oct

Posted on: November 28th, 2017 by geoIII

The Georgian Papers Programme is pleased to invite you to: Mapping the Georgian world: global power & maps in the reign of George III Monday 9th October at 6:30-8:00pm Edmund J Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King’s College London Free admission to all, but registration required via Eventbrite  The Hanoverian British monarchy presided over a… Read More »

The “Hit-and-Miss” of Research at the Royal Archives

Posted on: November 28th, 2017 by geoIII

By Tom Murray, King’s Undergraduate Research Fellow, King’s College London I undertook my King’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship (KURF) in the summer after my final year at KCL. Indeed, my first trip to the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle for KURF took place just days after receiving my degree results, including my dissertation grade. As such,… Read More »

Reflections on Transcribing the Georgian Papers

Posted on: November 28th, 2017 by geoIII

By Tom Murray, King’s Undergraduate Research Fellow, King’s College London I was introduced to transcription as part of the Georgian Papers Programme (GPP), and as such my transcribing experience is decidedly Georgian. Having transcribed a number of documents for the GPP, however, the value of transcription for historians has become manifest. Admittedly, there remains nothing… Read More »

Understanding the American Revolution using George III’s archives

Posted on: November 28th, 2017 by geoIII

Professor Andrew O’Shaughnessy was the first Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Visiting Professor in 2016. The generous support from the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) enables visiting professors to bring new perspectives to the study of texts uncovered by the Georgian Papers Programme (GPP). Here Professor O’Shaughnessy reflects on the highlights of his… Read More »

Important announcement: The Launch of the King’s Friends Network

Posted on: November 10th, 2017 by geoIII

10 November 2017 sees an important milestone in the evolution of the Georgian Papers Programme with the public launch of The King’s Friends network. The King’s Friends is a free-to-join international community of those whose work stands to benefit from the digitization of the Georgian papers in the Royal Archives, and who in turn can… Read More »