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Behind the Scenes in the Chapel Royal: The Chapel Royal Memorandum Book

Posted on: November 8th, 2018 by Omohundro No Comments

Welcome back to our Georgian Goodies blog series, where we highlight interesting, fun, timely, or just nifty documents from the Georgian Papers Programme! What’s so special about the Chapel Royal? That phrase refers not to the building itself, but to the group of people responsible for running religious services for the monarch and their family.… Read More »

Jane Austen and the Prince Regent: The Very First Purchase of an Austen Novel

Posted on: July 24th, 2018 by Omohundro 2 Comments

During his time in the Royal Archives, Omohundro Institute Georgian Papers Programme fellow Nicholas Foretek found exciting new evidence that the first documented purchase of any novel by Jane Austen was made by none other than the Prince Regent (later George IV).  Moreover, the purchase—of Sense and Sensibility—was made two days before the book was advertised… Read More »

Meeting the “humane and gracious sovereign”

Posted on: February 15th, 2017 by Omohundro No Comments

by Cynthia Kierner, Omohundro Institute Georgian Papers Programme Fellow and Professor of History at George Mason University Looking through thousands of Hanoverian manuscripts in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle was an amazing experience that gave me a deeper understanding of the Georgian era. The letters exchanged between George III and Lord North, for instance,… Read More »