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Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:15pm
The Last King of America: King George III and His Library
General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street
Joint event with The Royal Oak Foundation

While King George III is often described as the “mad king who lost America,” there were many sides to this longest reigning male monarch in British history. He was a keen book lover who used his royal salary and connections to bring together one of the largest private libraries of his age—more than 65,000 volumes. Later the King’s Library was donated to the nation by George IV and housed in a gallery in the British Museum—later forming part of the founding collection of The British Library in London. British Library curator Adrian Edwards will talk about this remarkable collection and illustrate its masterpieces. He will discuss how it was amassed and who helped George III create one of the greatest libraries in the world. He will also point out American connections.

Tickets: $30. Call Kayla Smith at (212) 480-2889, ext. 201, or visit the Royal Oak Foundation website, and use code AFGG19.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 6:15pm
The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends who Shaped an Age
General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street
Reception and book signing following
Joint event with The Royal Oak Foundation

In 1763, the painter Joshua Reynolds proposed to his friend Samuel Johnson that they invite a few friends to join them every Friday at the Turk’s Head Tavern in London to dine, drink, and talk until midnight. Eventually the group came to include among its members Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, Edward Gibbon, David Garrick and James Boswell — it was known simply as “the Club.” In this lecture Historian Dr. Leo Damrosch brings alive this eccentric cast of the most notable writers, artists, and thinkers of the 18th century. He conjures up the precarious, exciting, and often brutal world of late 18th century Britain. Dr. Damrosch will transport the audience back into a world of brilliant conversations and arguments among an extraordinary group of people whose ideas helped to shape their age, as well as our own.

Tickets: $30. Call Kayla Smith at (212) 480-2889, ext. 201, or visit the Royal Oak Foundation website, and use code AFGG19.

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