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30,937. King George III: who was only just recovering from his first bout of madness. (England & George III & Monarchy) Monarchy by David Starkey s3e5: Survival
30,939. At the time of his collapse [George III] the Prince of Wales ... was already 48, under the combined influences of drinks, drugs, like the opium compound Laudanum ... He spent gigantically too. (England & George III & Great Britain & Monarchy) ibid.
30,998. Amelia was the favourite of her father George III. (England & Great Britain & George III) Dr Lucy Worsley, Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency 1/3
30,999. It was this sickly girl who was responsible for the birth of the Regency. (England & George Britain & George III) ibid.
30,953. George III: he did rule for sixty years. (England & Great Britain & George III) Dr Lucy Worsley, Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History II: Bad Blood: Stuarts to Hanoverians
40,847. He lost his dominions in America, is authority over Ireland, and all influence in Europe, by aiming at despotism in England; and exposed himself to more mortifications and humiliations than can happen to a quiet Doge of Venice. (Insults & George III) Horace Walpole, of George III
31,059. Legend has it that King George III, the grandfather of Queen Victoria, had a secret wife and three children before his official marriage. If it’s true, every monarch since then has been a pretender to the throne. (England & Great Britain & Monarchy & George III) The Real King & Queen
31,060. The evidence that Hannah married George appears to exist in the form of a marriage certificate. (England & Great Britain & Monarchy & George III) ibid.
40,855. My dear firstborn is the greatest ass, and the greatest liar, and the greatest canaille, and the greatest beast in the world, and I heartily wish he was out of it. (Insult & George III) Caroline of Ansbach, wife of George II, of eldest son Frederick Prince of Wales
40,860. An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying King. (Insults & George III) Percy Bysshe Shelley, of George III
74,772. And when the gorgeous coffin was laid low,
It seemed the mockery of hell to fold
The rottenness of eighty years in gold. (George III & Grave & Epigrams) Lord Byron, on burial of George III
74,773. George the Third
Ought never to be occurred.
One can only wonder
At so grotesque a blunder. (George III & Epigrams) Edmund Clerihew Bentley 1875-1956, English writer
74,774. May you be led to such a sense of nature of your situation to consider yourself more properly the servant than the sovereign of the people. Dr Richard Price to King George III
74,775. Alvanley, who’s your fat friend? Beau Brummell
74,776. The generation that we’re concerned with – George III and his brothers – they made secret marriage into a sort of art form. George IV was a bigamist. (George III & George IV & Marriage) Byron Rogers, author
74,777. God bless the king, I mean the faith’s defender;
God bless – (no harm in blessing) – the pretender;
But who pretender is, and who is king,
God bless them all – that’s quite another thing. (George III & Epigrams) John Byrom, Extempore Intended to Allay the Violence of Party Spirit
74,778. Come all ye foreign strolling gentry,
Into Great Britain make your entry;
Abjure the Pope, and take the oaths,
And you shall have meat, drink, and clothes. (George III & Epigrams) John Byrom, Four Epigrams on the Naturalization Bill (i)
74,779. Born and educated in this country, I glory in the name of Briton. George III, speech 18th November 1760
91,581. A traitor is everyone who does not agree with me. (Traitor & George III) George III
101,911. The King who went mad. Yet George III reigned longer than any king in British history through tumultuous change. He was the last king of America and the first of Australia … A champion of science, art and music. (George III & England & Great Britain) Robert Hardman, George III – The Genius of the Mad King, BBC 2017
101,912. George III was halfway though his reign when his first bout of mental illness began: it lasted four months. (George III & England & Great Britain) ibid.
101,913. He arranged his own marriage to Charlotte - the German princess he had never met who bore him fifteen children. He was drive by his sense of duty to his family and his country. (George III & England & Great Britain) ibid.
113,264. What is the truth about the madness of King George III? (George III & Monarchy) The Private Lives of the Monarchs s1e2: George III and the Prince Regent, Yesterday 2017
113,266. ‘He wanted to be regarded as totally British.’ (George III & Monarchy) ibid. Tom McMahon, historian
113,267. A very happy marriage that lasted for 57 years and produced 16 children. (George III & Monarchy) ibid.