George III

George III

A Personal History

Book - 1998
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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.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c1998.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed. --
ISBN: 9780465027231
0465027237
Branch Call Number: 941.073092 Georg -H
Characteristics: xiii, 463 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.)

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Jan 18, 2010

A well written overview of the man's life, though somewhat light on the political side. A good read and a nice counter-argument to the usual "mad King George" propaganda.

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