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Period of British history that roughly equates with the time spent on the throne of the ruling dynasty of the Electorate of Hanover (1692- 1837), who reigned in Great Britain (1714-1901). Though... read more

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Roy Porter looks into medicine in Georgian England where sufferers from the 'Glimmering of the Gizzard' the 'Quavering of the Kidneys' and the 'Wambling Trot' could chose their cures from a...

Africans in Georgian Britain have often been portrayed as victims of slavery, unfortunates at the bottom of the social heap. The reality was far more fluid and varied, as Onyeka shows, with many African gentlemen sharing the same cultural and social aspirations as their fellow Englishmen.

Volume: 64 Issue: 7 2014

Before he was tamed by respectable Victorians, the archetypal, bibulous Briton, beloved of cartoonists and satirists, embodied all the virtues and vices of the late 18th century and the scandal-rocked Regency. By Adrian Teal.

Volume: 64 Issue: 1 2014

Penelope Corfield provides an overview of the many recent lively and entertaining studies of 18th-century Britain.

Volume: 64 Issue: 1 2014

Hannah Greig reassesses a ground-breaking article, which proposed new ways of understanding Georgian radicalism.

Volume: 63 Issue: 10 2013

Kate Retford explains how the artist Johan Zoffany found ways to promote a fresh image of royalty that endeared him to George III and Queen Charlotte – a relationship he subsequently destroyed.

Volume: 62 Issue: 3 2012

A series of violent attacks by pale shrouded figures on lone pedestrians, especially women, was widely reported in the early 19th century. Jacob Middleton uncovers the sham ghosts of Georgian London.

Volume: 61 Issue: 2 2011

In the late 18th century the merchants, manufacturers and traders of Liverpool founded one of the first chambers of commerce in Britain with the aim of promoting the local economy. Bob Bennett looks at early parallels with the Coalition government’s plans for local partnerships.

Volume: 61 Issue: 6 2011

Pitt the Elder resigned on October 5th, 1761, at the age of 52.

Volume: 61 Issue: 10 2011

Amanda Vickery’s new series on the 18th-century home is part of an enlightened new strategy from the BBC, writes Paul Lay.

Volume: 60 Issue: 11 2010

Lucy Worsley reveals the strange stories of the cast of characters on the King’s Grand Staircase at Kensington Palace, painted by William Kent for George I in the 1720s.

Volume: 60 Issue: 4 2010

A mysterious child from northern Germany, portrayed by William Kent on the King’s Grand Staircase, became one of the sensations of the Georgian age, as Roger Moorhouse explains.

Volume: 60 Issue: 4 2010

R. E. Foster examines the career of Pitt the Younger.

Issue: 63 2009

Recent research by medical scientists and historians suggests that George III had manic depression rather than porphyria. Scholars will need to take a fresh look at his reign, writes Timothy Peters.

Volume: 59 Issue 9 2009

To coincide with a major new exhibition at Tate Britain on the painter Sir Joshua Reynolds, Stella Tillyard asks what fame meant to individuals and the wider public of  Georgian England, and considers how much this has in common with today’s celebrity culture.

Volume: 55 Issue: 6 2005

John Strachan looks at women and advertising in late Georgian England.

Volume: 54 Issue: 4 2004

David Johnson looks at the art of Sayers and Gillray and the role of pictorial satire in the destruction of a government.

Volume: 51 Issue: 6 2001

Richard Cavendish visits Plas Newydd, the seat of the Marquess of Anglesey.

Volume: 48 Issue: 2 1998

Jeremy Black takes a fresh look at the complex and controversial career of the First Earl of Chatham, the 'great outsider' of Hanoverian Britain.

Issue: 32 1998

Patrick O'Brian evaluates the costs and benefits of Hanoverian and Victorian government.

Issue: 27 1997

The Madness of King George

Issue: 22 1995

Tim Knox looks at how the explosion of interest in all things Chinese in 18th-century Britain found a centrepiece in the royal gardens of George III.

Volume: 44 Issue: 7 1994

John Powell chronicles the activities of a Midlands ring of counterfeiters whose activities open a window on the economic and social ambiguities of late Georgian England.

Volume: 43 Issue: 7 1993

Jeremy Black takes a fresh look at the career and reputation of the 'great outsider' of Hanoverian Britain.

Volume: 41 Issue: 8 1991

The production of gin was actively encouraged in Britain during the Restoration period, but its increasing grip on the London poor had disastrous effects for the following century. Thomas Maples examines the gin problem and what it took to stem the flow.

Volume: 41 Issue: 3 1991

Roger Knight looks at the National Maritime Museum's acquistion of the papers of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich.

Volume: 41 Issue: 8 1991

Penelope Cornfield examines the city of Bath as a model of social change and urban expansion in Hanoverian England.

Volume: 40 Issue: 11 1990

Iain McCalman discusses how politically motivated was the blackguarding by low life of high society in the Regency period.

Volume: 38 Issue: 5 1988

Penelope Corfield finds that economic progress and new self-awareness in language and gesture disturbed the tranquility of the ‘Age of Elegance'.

Volume: 37 Issue: 2 1987

A look at the Georgian Group, who campaign for the protection of ancient buildings.

Volume: 37 Issue: 7 1987

Roy Porter looks into medicine in Georgian England where sufferers from the 'Glimmering of the Gizzard' the 'Quavering of the Kidneys' and the 'Wambling Trot' could chose their cures from a cornucopia of remedies and nostrums doled out by an army of practitioners amongst whom flourished the quacks.

Volume: 36 Issue: 11 1986

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