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The Crown and the Crowd

Sublimations of Monarchy in Georgian Satirical Prints

David Morgan

prints of this era would seem on the surface to be one of unalloyed personal invective and scathing political condemnation. The ‘regal satirical’ prints of James Gillray, in particular, are notably blistering in their portrayal of George III as a hapless

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The Cultural Transformation of the Trope of the Renegade in Late Seventeenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century English Drama

John Dryden's Don Sebastian and Frederick Reynolds's The Renegade

Hussein A. Alhawamdeh

critique of the complex and nuanced relations of toleration and political alliance between, on one hand, post-Restoration England and England of George III and, on the other, the Muslim Turks and Moors during the late seventeenth and early nineteenth

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The Madness of King Charles III

Shakespeare and the Modern Monarchy

Richard Wilson

was trumpeted in a key cultural text of our fin-de-siècle , Alan Bennett’s 1991 play The Madness of King George III . For there the plot turns on a literal restoration of the Hanoverian monarch by ‘reading a spot of Shakespeare’, when he takes the

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Of Hype and Type

The Media Making of Queen Victoria 1837–1845

John Plunkett

Princess Victoria acceded to the British throne on 20 June 1837, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday and the attainment of her legal majority. Circumstances contrived to maximise the promise of the new reign. With the end of the seven-year rule of William IV and with the reactionary Duke of Cumberland succeeding to the throne of Hanover – Victoria being debarred by Salic law – her accession ended the long and uninspiring affiliation with the throne by the sons of George III. Young, female, attractive, politically innocent yet with decidedly Whiggish sympathies, the new Queen seemed far removed from the excesses of her aged Hanoverian uncles. Laetitia Landon described it as the advent of a ‘spring-like reign’. Scores of poems, prints and street ballads were produced, all effusively idealising Victoria. The popular magazine Figaro in London claimed that John Bull was so pleased at the idea of being governed by a girl, he would cut off his ears if her little Majesty required them. Victoria basked in the tangible freshness of a revivified royal populism.

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Comics and Transnational Exchanges

Lawrence Grove, Anne Magnussen, and Ann Miller

. Morgan concludes with a consideration of Gillray's satirical attacks on George III, which ostensibly focus on his attempts to exchange awkward banter with his subjects and render the symbolism of the Crown conspicuous by its absence. The works of

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Looking Awry at Georgian Caricature

Lacan and the Satirists

David Morgan

with which we are concerned here – social and political caricatures of the Georgian era – these aspects of Lacanian theory are especially illuminating. As Vincent Carretta makes clear, the general line of satirical attack directed against George III

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Hamlet and the Nordic Countries

Nely Keinänen and Per Sivefors

of Denmark to James VI of Scotland in 1589, Princess Louisa of Britain to Crown Prince (later King Frederick V) in 1743, and Caroline Mathilde, the sister of George III, to her cousin, the Danish King Christian VII in 1766. 3 While versions of

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Urban Decay or the Uncanny Return of Dionysus

An Analysis of the Ruins in Shelley's ‘Ozymandias’

Roohollah Datli Beigi, Pyeaam Abbasi, and Zahra Jannessari Ladani

Shelley is discontent with the present moment, that is, his own time during the reign of George III the King of England, he shows a great desire for the glory of the past and a new Golden Age in the future, and the traveller of the poem acts as the link

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Britain, Brexit and Euroscepticism

Anthropological Perspectives on Angry Politics, Technopopulism and the UK Referendum

Cris Shore

foreign policy disaster since King George III lost the American colonies and triggered the war of independence in 1775. It has certainly inflicted a major blow to the economy (much of which has been hidden by the Covid-19 crisis), isolating the UK

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The Corpus of London

(Dis)covering the Victorian City

David W. Chapman

period of ambivalence, and sometimes, outright hostility toward its hereditary monarchy. In “England in 1819” Percy Shelley had characterized George III and his heirs as the dregs of society: An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying King; Princes, the