Watch and listen to GPP events

Collected here are the publicly available recordings of past events of the Georgian Papers Programme and other GPP AV content.


Mental Health in the Georgian World: The ‘Madness’ of George III. A Georgian Papers Programme Symposium, King’s College London, 5 November 2019.

Extract from the NTLive! broadcast of the Nottingham Playhouse production of Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III by kind permission of NTLive and Nottingham Playhouse. This extract from ‘The Madness of George III’ by Alan Bennett (© Forelake Ltd) is used by permission of United Agents ( on behalf of Forelake Ltd.




Royal Religion: George III and the American Revolution. The Sons of the American Revolution GPP lecture 2019, by Professor Kate Carté, King’s College London 21 March 2019.


The lecture and presentation begin at 12’30” into the video above.


The Georgian Papers Programme and Digital Humanities.Presentation by Arthur Burns, Samantha Callaghan and Patricia Methven to the Digital History Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, London, 12 March 2019.


An Audience with the London Hamilton‘s George III, Michael Jibson, and George III himself at Windsor Castle, 2 October 2018

See the virtual version of the Exhibition Mike saw.


Georgian Papers Programme Symposium, held at the Kluge Center, Library of Congress, 1 December 2017

Talks by Arthur Burns and Karin Wulf, programme directors, and Jim Ambuske (OI GPP fellow) and Andrew O’Shaughnessy (SAR Visiting Professor) on their research in the archives, and an introduction to the role of the Library of Congress in the project.


Spain and the American Revolution: the 2018 Sons of the American Revolution Georgian Papers Lecture delivered by Professor Gabriel Paquette at King’s College London, 30 March 2017

Garrison of Gibraltar by John Trumbell

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Mapping the Georgian World: Global Power and Maps in the Reign of George III. Arts and Humanities Festival, King’s College London, October 2017.

This panel brought together Peter Barber, the leading authority on George III’s map collection and former head of the Map Collection at the British Library, and Dr Max Edelson, a leading authority on the mapping of colonial America and a pioneer of its digital interpretation, to discuss the place of maps in the exercise of rule and authority in the eighteenth century.


Dr Bruce Ragsdale on George III and agriculture: Lunch and Fellowship at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon 23 March 2017.

The Washington Library’s first Georgian Papers Fellow, Dr. Bruce Ragsdale, discusses his work at the Royal Archives in London and Windsor Castle investigating George III .


‘Just write it, I’ll make it work’: Alan Bennett and Nicolas Hytner discuss The Madness of King  George, Arts and Humanities Festival at King’s College London, October 2016.

The opening event of 2016’s Arts & Humanities Festival,, “Play”, explored King George III through the eyes of Alan Bennett and Nicholas Hytner, in a talk chaired by Professor Alan Read. They discuss researching archives to write The Madness of King George, the challenges of translating an acclaimed stage show to a multi-award winning film, and how they see George III.


A very short introduction to the Georgian Papers Programme

A short introduction to the project from 2016, including contributions from Arthur Burns, Andrew Lambert, Elizabeth Eger at King’s College London.