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Record 10207

Reading Experience:

' ... he [ie George III] paid attention when books were read to him, and asked for excerpts from Boswell's "Life of Johnson" ...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1811 and 31 Dec 1811
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Windsor
specific address: Windsor Castle
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Listener:King George III
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1738
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Monarch
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: James Boswell
Title: Life of Johnson
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 10207  
Source - Print  
  Author: Christopher Hibbert
  Editor: n/a
  Title: George III: a personal history
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1999
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 401
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Christopher Hibbert, George III: a personal history (London, 1999), p. 401,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:



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