Posts Tagged ‘American Revolution’

Was George III Really A Tyrant?

Posted on: June 30th, 2019 by Omohundro No Comments

By Marie Pellissier, Omohundro Institute Apprentice, William & Mary Welcome back to our Georgian Goodies blog series, where we highlight interesting, timely, or just plain nifty documents from the Georgian Papers Programme! Was George III really a tyrant? The answer to that question certainly depends on who you ask. The writers of the Declaration of Independence,… Read More »

William Knox’s Counterrevolution

Posted on: April 15th, 2019 by Omohundro No Comments

Peter Walker is a lecturer in History at the University of Wyoming who studies early modern Britain, the British Empire, and the Atlantic World. He received his PhD from Columbia University in 2016 and his MPhil from the University of Oxford in 2010. He held an Omohundro Institute Fellowship for research at Windsor Castle in… Read More »

The 2018 Sons of the American Revolution Georgian Papers Programme annual lecture 2018

Posted on: February 12th, 2018 by Arthur Burns No Comments

Professor Gabriel Paquette (The Johns Hopkins University) Spain and the American Revolution Monday 26 March 2018, 6.30 pm Venue: The Great Hall, Strand Campus, King’s College London Professor Paquette lectured on Spain’s role in the American Revolution. He is especially interested in the Anglo-Spanish relationship, and the outbreak of war between these two countries in… Read More »

Hamilton’s George III in London

Posted on: December 6th, 2017 by Omohundro 1 Comment

by Karin Wulf Hamilton, a quintessentially American story, has arrived in London. While many American commenters and historians have focused on the “Ten Dollar Founding Father without a Father” and his compatriots, the racial politics of the founding period and the intentional casting of the musical, and the gendered politics of the Schuyler sisters and… Read More »

Understanding the American Revolution using George III’s archives

Posted on: August 3rd, 2017 by Editor No Comments

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… Read More »

The Admiral and the Aide-de-Camp

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017 by Omohundro 5 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 »

A Project of Imperative Importance

Posted on: January 20th, 2017 by Omohundro No Comments

by Barbara B. Oberg The Georgian Papers Programme at Windsor Castle is an ambitious, collaborative enterprise to digitize and disseminate in searchable form an extraordinarily large and rich collection of letters, state papers, and household ledgers from the Archives of George III. The archives contain internationally significant material for a tumultuous period of military conflict… Read More »

Further thoughts on ‘America is Lost!’

Posted on: January 19th, 2017 by Omohundro No Comments

Dr. Angel Luke O’Donnell, Teaching Fellow in North American History, King’s College London 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 future of the British Empire after… Read More »

Garter Day in the Archives

Posted on: November 15th, 2016 by Omohundro No Comments

Today, Georgian Papers Programme fellow Rachel Banke writes about her experience while conducting research in the archives. Applications for the next round of GPP fellowships are due February 20, 2017. Scholars at all levels—graduate students, junior and senior faculty, and independent scholars of all ages—are eligible for the award. Apply here. by Rachel Banke Have… Read More »

“Awesome, Wow”: King George III in the American Popular Imagination

Posted on: October 5th, 2016 by Karin Wulf 2 Comments

by Karin Wulf [After reading this, why not visit our virtual Hamilton and George III exhibition?] As we consider the range and depth of materials emerging from the Georgian Papers Programme it’s clear that any number of historical subjects will be newly framed or newly illuminated. And it’s likely that a more subtle perspective on… Read More »