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Record 10210

Reading Experience:

'One afternoon his eye caught Paine's "Rights of Man", and he picked it up and began to study it intently. Absorbed, he "continued reading for half an hour", the bookseller's son remembered'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1780 and 31 Dec 1799
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Windsor
other location: bookshop
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:

Reader: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: Thomas Paine
Title: The Rights of Man
Genre: Politics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 10210  
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: 199
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Christopher Hibbert, George III: a personal history (London, 1999), p. 199,, accessed: 27 June 2022

Additional comments:

Event took place in Charles Knight's shop



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