William & Mary: ‘Hamilton’ heightens interest in King George III

William & Mary: ‘Hamilton’ heightens interest in King George III. “This month marks five years since England’s Royal Archives opened its collections from the Georgian monarchy to the public. By providing online access to these materials, scholars and historians around the globe are making new discoveries about the Georgian kings, and specifically about King George III…. Faced with nearly a half million pages of text to be transcribed, W&M Libraries is turning to the community for help.”

The Guardian: Letters shed light on lovelorn prince who became George IV

The Guardian: Letters shed light on lovelorn prince who became George IV. “Mary Hamilton’s advantages ‘in form and person’ over other women are eulogised in detail by the lovelorn Prince of Wales in a newly digitised letter. The revealing, magniloquent letter is one of more than 1,600 records and documents relating to George IV from the Royal Archives published online for the first time.”

BBC: Mary Queen of Scots documents found at Museum of Edinburgh

BBC: Mary Queen of Scots documents found at Museum of Edinburgh. “A group of documents believed to have been signed by Mary Queen of Scots have come to light at the Museum of Edinburgh after decades spent unseen. Files showed they were gifted in 1920 but they had been lost in storage until recent inventory work by curators.”

Age of Revolutions: Digitization Is The Order Of The Day At The Newberry Library (French Revolution)

Age of Revolutions: Digitization Is The Order Of The Day At The Newberry Library. “Published between 1780 and 1810, the 30,000+ pamphlets of Voices of the Revolution represent an unparalleled corpus of material charting the political, social, and religious history of the French Revolution. For the project, two Newberry collections, the French Revolution Collection and the Louis XVI Trial and Execution Collection, have been digitized in their entirety. The pamphlets are of particular interest to scholars of the French Revolution, but their value is not limited to specialists of French or European history.”

TechCrunch: Thailand jails man for 35 years for Facebook posts that insulted its royal family

TechCrunch: Thailand jails man for 35 years for Facebook posts that insulted its royal family. “A man in Thailand has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after he was found guilty of insulting the country’s royal family on Facebook. Identified only as Wichai, he is alleged to have published 10 photos, videos and comments on the social network that violate Thailand’s strict lèse majesté regulations that outlaw criticism of the royal family, according to free speech group iLaw.”

Sky News: Anti-monarchists launch bid for access to Royal Archives

Sky News: Anti-monarchists launch bid for access to Royal Archives. “Anti-monarchy campaigners have told Sky News they are launching a crowdfunding campaign in an attempt to get greater access to the Royal Archives. Republic will use the money to lobby MPs and investigate whether there are any loopholes that could provide the legal basis to open up what they describe as Britain’s most secretive institution.”

King of Jordan Launches a New Web Site

The King of Jordan has launched a new Web site. “The RHC’s [Royal Hashemite Court – TJC] website includes a number of sections featuring current and historical images about His Majesty, The Royal Hashemite Court and the Royal palaces, in addition to a comprehensive video library collection and overview on the King’s achievements and the Hashemites. The website also offers information on Royal initiatives, development and service projects implemented by The Royal Hashemite Court as well as Jordan’s history and modern milestones.”