Fanny Burney’s journals covering her years at the court of George III are only now being published in full after more than 200 years. This was the time when the King was diagnosed as ‘mad’ and imprisoned. Burney knew more than any other woman how his illness was being treated. This talk focuses on her challenging encounters with her sovereign during his illness and recovery.
JOHN WILTSHIRE is Emeritus Professor at La Trobe University. He is the author of many books about Jane Austen, among others, and is currently preparing one on Frances Burney and medical experience.