FANNY BURNEY & The Regency: Part One with John Wiltshire

Thursday 9 Aug 2012, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Fanny Burney spent five years at the court of George III – the years in which the King started to go mad. This lecture will explore what her recently published court diaries reveal about life there, and the King’s quarrels with his sons, both of them wild and dissolute. The eldest was destined to be Prince Regent.

John Wiltshire is a Professor in the School of Humanities at La Trobe University. He is the author of several books about Jane Austen, and has edited Mansfield Park for the authoritative Cambridge edition. His most recent books are The Cinematic Jane Austen (2009) and The Making of Dr Johnson (2009).

Edward Burney (1760-1848), portrait of Fanny Burney, circa 1784-1785, collection of National Portrait Gallery, London

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