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Research in the Round Tower: Report from Rick Atkinson

Posted on: August 30th, 2016 by Martha Howard No Comments

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 »