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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 »

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 »

The Admiral and the Aide-de-Camp

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017 by Martha Howard 2 Comments

The Revolutionary War Correspondence of Sir Samuel Hood and Jacob de Budé by Jim Ambuske, Ph.D. The portrait of one of the most important British naval officers to serve during the American War for Independence hangs in the Manchester Art Gallery in Manchester, England. The 1783 painting by famed artist Sir Joshua Reynolds depicts Rear… Read More »

“What, here? Really?” Finding Native Americans in the Royal Archives

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 by James Fisher No Comments

Harrison Cutler, a third-year undergraduate student in History at King’s College London, reports on his project “Marginalised Indians: Native Americans in British Archives, 1763 to 1795” (supervisor: Dr Angel-Luke O’Donnell), as part of the King’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship scheme. “What, here? Really?” – the potential difficulty of finding Georgian sources on Native Americans was encapsulated succinctly… Read More »