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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 144.78 x 223.52 x 30.48mm | 680.39g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • BASIC BOOKS
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Ill.(some col.).
  • 0465027245
  • 9780465027248
  • 469,976

About Christopher Hibbert

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 honourary Doctor of Letters of Leicester University.show more

Table of contents

Part One * The Greatest Beast in the Whole World * Father and Son * The Pupil and His Tutors * The Dearest Friend * Death of the Old Man * Bride and Bridegroom * First Impressions * Buckingham House * Duties and Diversions * A Promising Start * Dukes and Ministers * Family Life * A Turbulent Ministry * John Wilkes * Troubles in America * John Wilkes Returns * A Man of Admirable Parts * An Ugly Job * Surrender at Yorktown * The Kings Brothers * The Kings Sisters * The Move to Windsor * At Mrs. Delanys * The Squire of Windsor * Gross Abuses in the Expenditure of Public Money Part Two * The Gordon Riots * Attempted Murder * King George versus Mr. Fox * The Profligate Heir * The Defeat of Fox * A Secret Marriage * The Medical Tribe * The Lincolnshire Mad-Doctor * Doctors Dilemma * The Kings Recovery * Prayers and Celebrations * Weymouth en fte * War with France * Relapse and Recovery * A Disasterous Marriage * The Angry Father * A Dreaded Interview * An Astonishing Change for the Worse * Princess Charlotte and her Mother * The Royal Dukes * The Conservative Gentleman * The Nunnery * Apotheosis * Regency * Last Days at Windsorshow more

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