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Princess Charlotte of Wales’ account books

Amongst the wonderful resource of the ‘George III Papers’ which are now in the public domain, we came across some early account books for the teenager, Princess Charlotte of Wales, which make fascinating reading. Perhaps it’s just us,...
From: All Things Georgian on 30 May 2019

The birth of the future Queen Victoria 25th May 1819

To mark the birth 200 years ago today of the future Queen Victoria we thought you might like to know a little more about the event itself. Interestingly, she was born on the same date as her paternal grandfather, King George III, whose birthday was later...
From: All Things Georgian on 24 May 2019

Princess Charlotte of Wales’ Russian dress, 1817

We recently ran a post on our Facebook page which shared images of Princess Charlotte of Wales in a blue Russian style dress. It proved really popular, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to look at the dress, and the portrait of Charlotte where...
From: All Things Georgian on 21 May 2019

The fête at Frogmore House, 19 May 1795

On Tuesday 19 May 1795, King George III held a grand fête at Frogmore House in the grounds of Home Park, Windsor and only around half a mile from Windsor Castle, celebrating both Queen Charlotte’s 51st birthday and the recent arrival and marriage...
From: All Things Georgian on 16 May 2019

Louisa Stuart: The Princess over the Water

Louisa Maria Stuart was born in France in 1692, almost four years after her father was deposed as King of Scotland, England and Ireland. To the Jacobites, however, as her father was still seen as King James VII and II, Louisa was known as the “Princess...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 29 Jun 2018

Sketch of a Ball at Almack’s, 1815

There were a number of establishments known as Almack’s over the years; today we are focusing on the famous Assembly Rooms on King Street, St James. Opened in 1765 by a Yorkshireman named William Almack (often mistakenly claimed to be a Scot named...
From: All Things Georgian on 7 Jun 2018

Royal weddings in the Georgian era

On Tuesday 8th September 1761, in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace, the new King George III (he had ascended the throne a little less than a year earlier) married Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The wedding took place only a few...
From: All Things Georgian on 17 May 2018

The Death of Princess Charlotte 1796-1817

Prince George (later King George IV) and Princess Caroline’s daughter, Princess Charlotte, tragically died shortly after the birth of her still-born son on 6th November 1817. As the original ‘people’s princess’, we thought we would...
From: All Things Georgian on 6 Nov 2017

The Duke of Clarence’s Views on Marriage

For those familiar with this period of history, you will no doubt be well aware of the relationship the Duke of Clarence had with the actress Dorothea Jordan and that she had 10 illegitimate children with him. Romney, George; Dorothea Bland (1762-1816),...
From: All Things Georgian on 12 Oct 2017

The Marriage of Prince George to Princess Caroline, April 1795

We follow on from our last post and have a look at the wedding itself. So, just over two weeks after leaving her parents in Brunswick, Princess Caroline was to marry Prince George with her assumption that she would eventually become Queen of England....
From: All Things Georgian on 28 Sep 2017

Princess Caroline of Brunswick’s Journey to England, March 1795

This journey was one which would lead to a short and unhappy marriage for Princess Caroline to Prince George, later King George IV… with hindsight would she have made the arduous journey? Hindsight is a wonderful thing! Caroline of Brunswick (1768-1821),...
From: All Things Georgian on 26 Sep 2017

The Death of Princes Alfred & Octavius and Queen Charlotte’s mysterious pregnancies

Our present Queen was not the only one to have an ‘Annus horribilis’, for King George III and Queen Charlotte theirs, however, lasted somewhat longer than one year. For them, the years between 1781-1783 could, without a doubt be described...
From: All Things Georgian on 19 Sep 2017

Diana’s funeral and music

By Jane Davidson (Deputy Director, The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions) In past weeks, the western media has reflected on the sentiments we have come to associate with the late Diana, Princess of Wales, who died 20 years ago. In a...
From: Histories of Emotion on 15 Sep 2017

Marquis de Lafayette and His Affair with Aglaé of Hunolstein

Today we are delighted to welcome back the author, Geri Walton. Geri has long been interested in history and fascinated by the stories of people from the 1700 and 1800s. This led her to get a degree in History and resulted in her website, which offers...
From: All Things Georgian on 23 Mar 2017

Princess Victoria and the gypsies, part 1

So far we have written several pieces about Romany gypsies as their stories have popped up during our research and for anyone who reads our latest book, A Right Royal Scandal, you will find out more about our interest in this community. In this, the first...
From: All Things Georgian on 6 Dec 2016

Fashions for December 1815

The December 1815 issue of Rudolph Ackermann’s Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics featured a design for an evening dress and a walking dress, both the creation of Mrs Bean, a milliner and dressmaker...
From: All Things Georgian on 1 Dec 2016

The Swan and the Prince

We are delighted to welcome a new guest to our blog, Julia Herdman. Julia is a history graduate who has always wanted to write novels. Her debut novel, Sinclair tells the story of a Scottish Surgeon who escapes death in a shipwreck on 6th January 1786....
From: All Things Georgian on 22 Nov 2016

Prince of Wales, the Duke of Orleans, and Friendship

We are delighted to once again welcome to our blog the lovely Geri Walton, blogger and now author. Geri, like us, has long been interested in history and fascinated by the stories of people from the 1700 and 1800s. This led her to achieve a degree in...
From: All Things Georgian on 25 Oct 2016

How to Be a Powerful Woman, 1404

Beinecke Library, Visconti Tarot “The better and more virtuous a lady is, the greater the war Envy very often makes against her... Therefore, the wise princess, and similarly all those who wish to act prudently, will be aware of this problem...
From: Ask the Past on 20 Oct 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 107

Stella, since thou so right a princess art Of all the powers which life bestows on me, That ere by them aught undertaken be They first resort unto that sovereign part; Sweet, for a while give respite to my heart, Which pants as though it still should...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 5 Aug 2016

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