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George III : A Personal History

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In George III: A Personal History, British historian Christopher Hibbert reassesses the royal monarch George III (1738--1820). Rather than reaffirm George III's reputation as "Mad King George," Hibbert portrays him as not only a competent ruler during most of his reign, but also as a patron of the arts and sciences, as a man of wit and intelligence, indeed, as a man who "greatly enhanced the reputation of the British monarchy" until he was finally stricken by a rare hereditary disease.Teeming with court machinations, sexual intrigues, and familial conflicts, George III opens a window on the tumultuous, rambunctious, revolutionary eighteenth century. It is sure to alter our understanding of this fascinating, complex, and very human king who so strongly shaped England's --and America's--destiny.

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 144.78 x 223.52 x 30.48mm | 680.39g
  • 04 Feb 2000
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • BASIC BOOKS
  • New York
  • English
  • Ill.(some col.).
  • 0465027245
  • 9780465027248
  • 413,781

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Christopher Hibbert has written many well-received biographies, including, most recently, Queen Victoria. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Honorary Doctor of Letters of Leicester University.

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