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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2020 3:38 p.m. PST

"King of Britain for sixty years and the last king of what would become the United States, George III inspired both hatred and loyalty and is now best known for two reasons: as a villainous tyrant for America's Founding Fathers, and for his madness, both of which have been portrayed on stage and screen.

In this concise and penetrating biography, Jeremy Black turns away from the image-making and back to the archives, and instead locates George's life within his age: as a king who faced the loss of key colonies, rebellion in Ireland, insurrection in London, constitutional crisis in Britain and an existential threat from Revolutionary France as part of modern Britain's longest period of war…"

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Jeffers03 Oct 2020 6:27 a.m. PST

When I saw this my first thought was:

"Some people say that I am mad and that I say the word ‘penguin' after every sentence…"

George 3 from Blackadder the Third

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2020 11:10 a.m. PST

(smile)


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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2020 11:55 a.m. PST

Is that the best portrait they could find?

42flanker Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2020 2:27 p.m. PST

I wonder why not "Majesty and Madness"?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2020 2:57 p.m. PST

Ha!Ha!….

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