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  • Reflections on Transcribing the Georgian Papers

    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 […]

  • America is Lost!

    Dr Angel Luke O’Donnell, Teaching Fellow in North American History, King’s College London Jump to Essay Transcription & Images The ‘America is Lost!’ piece was a short essay written by George III reviewing the causes and effects of the American Revolution. It potentially provides a fascinating insight into the thoughts of King George about the […]

  • Reflections on ‘Essay on Public Opinion’

    Dr Emrys Jones, Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture, King’s College London Jump to Essay Transcription & Images It may be stating the obvious to point out that what was understood as constituting ‘public opinion’ in the eighteenth century bears little resemblance to the culture of opinion polls and click rates that often accompanies the […]

  • The Abdication Speech of George III

    Professor Arthur Burns, Vice Dean for Education, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Professor of Modern British History, King’s College London There are few more dramatic incidents in the recent history of the British monarchy than the abdication of Edward VIII on 11 December 1936, not least because the act was captured in such a vivid […]

  • ‘Remarks on the Preface to the Account of the Musical Performance in Commemoration of Handel’, George III Remarks on the Preface to the Account of the Musical Performance in Commemoration of Handel’ George III

    Professor Matthew Head, Department of Music, Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, King’s College London Jump to Essay Transcription & Images This brusque memo in the hand of George III is a smoking gun. It is addressed to one Joah Bates, a naval administrator, antiquarian musician and Handel-enthusiast who directed the epochal performances of Handel’s music that […]