Useful new source becoming available on line
The private papers of George III are being digitised
A draft letter of abdication written by King George III during the American War of Independence has been made public for the first time.
The unused letter - which includes crossings out, redrafts, blotches and scrawls - was written when the king faced political trouble in March 1783.
In it, George said he intended to exile himself to Hanover after he abdicated.
The letter is one of 350,000 pages in the Royal Archives to be digitised and made available to view online.
They contain considerable derail on the AWI. One hopes that the indexing and retrieval software is a good deal better than some archives use.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)