18th-Century Power Politics
Anne McElvoy talks to The Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures Desmond Shawe-Taylor and historians Amanda Foreman, Stella Tillyard and Jeremy Black about 18th century monarchy and power.
Amanda Foreman is the author of books including Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and A World on Fire.
Jeremy Black's publications include: Debating Foreign Policy in Eighteenth Century Britain and Parliament, and Foreign Policy in Eighteenth Century Britain.
Stella Tillyard is an author of a novel, the Tides of War, set in the Peninsular War and historical biography of the Georgian period including the three sisters of George III, the 4 daughters of the Duke of Richmond and the Irish revolutionary, Lord Edward Fitzgerald.
Desmond Shawe-Taylor has written widely on art, including Georgian portraiture, and is the curator of the exhibition 'The First Georgians, Art and Monarchy 1714 -1760' running at the Queen's Gallery Buckingham Palace from the 11th April.
Producer: Harry Parker.
The First Georgians
The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714-1760 is at the The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace until 5 October 2014.
Image above: Sir Godfrey Kneller, George II as Prince of Wales, 1716. Royal Collection Trust. © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2014.
|Interviewed Guest||Desmond Shawe-Taylor|
|Interviewed Guest||Amanda Foreman|
|Interviewed Guest||Stella Tillyard|
|Interviewed Guest||Jeremy Black|