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Record Number: 10208


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The hours from seven to nine were spent in reading some useful and entertaining books such as Addison's works and particularly his political papers'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1749 and 31 Dec 1759

Country:

England

Time

evening: from 7pm to 9pm

Place:

city: London

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:

Prince George

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1738

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Prince, later monarch

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

[later George III]



Text Being Read:

Author:

Joseph Addison

Title:

[Political works]

Genre:

Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10208

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:

13

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Christopher Hibbert, George III: a personal history, (London, 1999), p. 13, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=10208, accessed: 17 May 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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