The Georgians Revealed exhibit currently running at the British Library until March.
My visit to Sutton House, a Tudor brick home in East London, in Hackney.
My first solo stop – The Duke of Wellington’s house in London, England. A national treaure.
These studies underline the crucial role of space and place in this volatile and revolutionary period. They argue that space is socially constructed, which in itself helps to shape behaviour of those who inhabit or imagine the space.
However, the majority of recent non-biographical scholarship relating to the reign of George IV focuses primarily on the Queen Caroline Affair, which painted an unflattering picture of George as a weak, corrupt, immoral cuckold. Thus, it is only through this narrow focus that George has been judged as a husband and man. Somewhere between the lovelorn and the heartless depictions lies reality. During my quest to reconcile these two vastly different perceptions, I discovered that, despite negative modern portrayals ofthe Queen Caroline Affair by feminist scholars, my initial romantic conception of George was not false.
Toward the end of the Napoleonic War a British naval architect designed a fighting ship with a rounded instead of a square stern.