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  • Sharing Research: GPP Fellows Ann Little & David Hancock

    By Dr Angel Luke O’Donnell, Academic Liaison for the Georgian Papers Programme, and Teaching Fellow in North American History, King’s College London. On 17 July 2017, Windsor Castle hosted the fourth GPP coffee morning. This was the first coffee morning that Windsor has hosted and it was a great chance to share the work on […]

  • Sharing Research: GPP Fellows Flora Fraser & Gabriel Paquette

    By Dr Angel Luke O’Donnell, Academic Liaison for the Georgian Papers Programme, and Teaching Fellow in North American History, King’s College London. On 8 June 2017, King’s College London hosted its third GPP fellows coffee morning. The coffee mornings are opportunities for fellows on various schemes to share their research in the archives. The meetings […]

  • Understanding the American Revolution using George III’s archives

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • George III and the ‘German Empire’

    Dr Michael Rowe, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History, King’s College London George III’s relationship with Germany was less obviously intimate than that enjoyed by his two predecessors. He proudly and very publicly asserted his British identity, at the expense of his Hanoverian roots: ‘Born and educated in this country, I glory in the name […]

  • Practising monarchy: using digital history to rethink Queen Victoria

    Lee Butcher is a Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD researcher with King’s College London and English Heritage As a political historian and political geographer I am interested in how political practices, and institutions, develop over time, in place, and through space. My PhD research focuses on the role of the monarchy in Britain’s political development during […]

  • 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 […]

  • ‘Farmer George’? Notes on Agriculture

    James Fisher, PhD candidate, History Department, King’s College London Background During his reign King George III acquired the nickname of “Farmer George”, in part due to his agricultural interests and in part as a playful pun – a nod toward nominative determinism given that the name George derived from the Greek word geōrgos (γεωργός) meaning […]

  • ‘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 […]