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  MSN Encarta - George III
George III (1738-1820), king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1760-1820), who presided over the loss of Britain’s American colonies; he was also elector of Hannover (1760-1815) and, by decision of the Congress of Vienna, king of Hannover (1815-1820).
George was born in London on June 4, 1738, the oldest son of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales, and the grandson of King George II.
George’s aim was to rule as well as reign, and he was a skillful and astute intriguer; by 1763 he had managed to regain many of the powers that strong Whig ministries had appropriated during the reigns of the first two Georges.
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 George III of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but the first to be born in Britain and use English as his first language.
George III's insanity is the subject of the film The Madness of King George (1994), which was based on the play The Madness of George III by Alan Bennet.
George III was portrayed by Nigel Hawthorne, who received the Laurence Olivier Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role.
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 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
George III was born in 1738, first son of Frederick, Prince of Wales and Augusta.
George III died blind, deaf and mad at Windsor Castle on January 29, 1820.
George was determined to recover the prerogative lost to the ministerial council by the first two Georges; in the first two decades of the reign, he methodically weakened the Whig party through bribery, coercion and patronage.
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 George III, king of Great Britain and Ireland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Opposition in Parliament to what was regarded as increasing royal influence finally forced George to accept the resignation (1782) of North and the formation of ministries first by Lord Rockingham and then by the earl of Shelburne, who concluded the Treaty of Paris (1783), granting independence to the United States.
George, who had suffered a short nervous breakdown in 1765 and a more serious one in 1788–89 (which caused a fierce conflict between Pitt and Fox over the powers to be vested in the regency), became permanently insane in 1810.
George was an honest and well-intentioned man, but his stubbornness and limited intellectual power confounded his efforts to rule well and made him a somewhat tragic figure.
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 GEORGE III. - LoveToKnow Article on GEORGE III.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
George Grenville was in office till 1765; the marquis of Rockingham till 1766; Pitt, becoming earl of Chatham, till illness compelled him to retire from the conduct of affairs in 1767, when he was succeeded by the duke of Grafton.
George III., who thought that the first duty of the Americans was to obey himself, had on his side the mass of unreflecting Englishmen who thought that the first duty of all colonists was to be useful and submissive to the mother-country.
It is in his reliance upon the prejudices and ignorance of the country that the constitutional significance of the reign of George III.
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 Weymouth,Dorset,England - Weymouth and King George III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
George the third was the first Hanoverian monarch to be born in England.
George, even as King, was a man of his people and would often engage in conversations with the farmers of wherever he happened to be.
A monument by way of a statue of George III was erected in 1810 at the junction of the two main streets of the town, St. Mary Street and St. Thomas Street.
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 George IV
George, the eldest son of George III, was born in 1762.
Whereas George III preferred Tory ministers, George, Prince of Wales, was friendly with the Whigs, Charles Fox and Richard Sheridan.
George IV persuaded Lord Liverpool and his government to bring in an Act of parliament to deprive her of the title Queen and to declare the marriage "for ever wholly dissolved, annulled and made void".
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 George III, the Prince Regent, and Regency England
Unlike his grandfather, George III (1760-1820) could at least speak the language of the country he ruled, but he was troubled by periods of insanity that rendered him unfit to rule.
George III's reign saw the loss of the American colonies in the American Revolution (1775-83).
It finally became clear that George III was no longer fit to rule, and his son was established as Prince Regent (1810-20).
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 History of the Monarchy > The Hanoverians > George III
George III was born on 4 June 1738 in London, the eldest son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha.
George III, because of his coronation oath to maintain the rights and privileges of the Church of England, was against the proposed measure.
George III also took a keen interest in agriculture, particularly on the crown estates at Richmond and Windsor, being known as 'Farmer George'.
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 King George III
George III took advantage of these conditions, and, putting himself at the head of the Tories, soon became the real master in English politics.
The vast power of patronage, amounting to many million pounds a year, which had been wielded by the Whigs for many years, was soon in the hands of the king, and in the purchase of seats in the Commons for his favorites he outdid the Whigs in the worst days of their corruption.
Yet withal, King George has his redeeming traits: he was a man of prodigious industry, he was devoid of hypocrisy, and he led a moral life in the midst of a corrupt court.
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 King George III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
George III (George William Frederick) was king of Great Britain and Ireland (together the United Kingdom) during the crucial years in the struggle for American independence from Britain.
Grandson of George II (ruled 1727-1760) and great-grandson of George I (ruled 1714-1727), he was the third Hanoverian monarch of England and the first of this line of British rulers born in England.
George I became King of England upon the death of Queen Anne, his cousin and daughter of James II.) George III ascended the throne as a young man, at a time when the powers of the monarch were in decline.
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 Insane King George III
George and Charlotte had 15 children, one of whom, George IV would be the next king.
King George III sat upon the throne of England from 1760-1820.
King George III died in 1820, at the age of 82, and his son, George IV, succeeded him.
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 History of the Monarchy > The Hanoverians > George IV
George IV was 48 when he became Regent in 1811, as a result of the illness of his father, George III.
In 1829, George IV was forced by his ministers, much against his will and his interpretation of his coronation oath, to agree to Catholic Emancipation.
George's profligacy and marriage difficulties meant that he never regained much popularity, and he spent his final years in seclusion at Windsor, dying at the age of 67.
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 Royalty.nu - King George III and Regency England
George was by turns depressed and agitated, and did and said things people found strange, but he had not taken leave of his senses.
George III was far from being the intellectual mediocrity of legend.
The Architect King: George III and the Culture of the Enlightenment by David Watkin.
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 The World Turned Upside Down - King George III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But George III made a miraculous recovery, and was able to resume his duties a month later.
During the next nine years George III was occasionally coherent, but spent most of his time wandering in the palace, talking to himself and imaginary companions.
While historians may argue to what degree King George III should be blamed for the British failure in the Revolution, it is unlikely that he will ever be seen--on both sides of the Atlantic--as anything other than the "blundering" king who let America slip away from the British Empire.
www.richardferrie.com /kg.htm   (566 words)

 BBC - History - George III (1738 - 1820)
George III was 12 when his father died, leaving him heir to the British throne.
The combination of Pitt's skill and war with France in 1793 strengthened George's position, but disagreements over emancipation of the Catholics - Pitt was in favour and George vehemently opposed - led to the resignation of both Pitt and a Whig government that followed, in 1806.
George III remained mentally sick for most of the time from then until his death.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/george_iii_king.shtml   (407 words)

 King George III
George trusted North and his opinions, but in the end it was North's policies and George's backing of these policies that lead to the American Independence.
The most important historical fact about King George III it is that he was one of the prime reasons for the American Independence.
If George was playing basketball he would have only used a thirty-second timeout because it was just a little less than a year later when doctors declared that George was 100% better.
www.lakesideschool.org /studentweb/worldhistory/modernworld/KingGeorgeIII.htm   (1048 words)

 boys clothing: British royalty George III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
George III (1738-1820) was one of the longest reigning British monarchs--reining for an incredible 60 years.
George III was actually George II's grandson, because The Prince Of Wales, George II's son, died before he ascended to the throne.
George's aim was to rule as well as reign, and he was a skillfuland astute politician; by 1763 he had managed to regain many of the powers that the Whigministers had appropriated during the reigns of the first two Georges.
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 George III
George was only twelve when his father died and his mother's friend, the Earl of Bute, became an important influence on his future development.
George III was also having trouble with his high-spirited eldest son, George, Prince of Wales.
George was placed in a strait-jacket and eventually his doctors had a special iron chair made to restrain their patient.
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 ART: Saving the KingGeorge III & Queen Charlotte at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
George III & Queen Charlotte: Patronage, Collecting and Court Taste, currently showing at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, is that rare thing — an excellent concept brought to fruition with intelligence, visual aplomb, conviction and exemplary attention to detail — and for all those reasons, it deserves the large audience it will doubtless attract.
It is in this sense that George III and his queen found their perfect portrait painter in the intelligent, cosmopolitan, politically alert, mostly German-speaking and invariably underrated artist Johann Zoffany — one of the bright stars of the present exhibition.
When it appeared at the Royal Academy (another George III creation, incidentally) the abuse heaped on it was enough to propel Zoffany off on another journey — this time, to India, where he lived and painted from 1783-89, before returning to Britain to die, his artistic career never quite recovering from that final setback.
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George Hanneford III is the youngest son of Victoria and George Hanneford Jr., and, like his sister Catherine, was raised to be a performer.
From the beginning George showed great promise as a circus star and was soon practicing the inherant skills of his family - tumbling, acrobatics, and horsemanship.
In his late teens George studied business in college to prepare him for his future roll as manager of the family show, taking out the elephant act during the summer while Catherine remained behind at the Swap Shop with her liberty horses.
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 George III, king of Great Britain and Ireland
George III, king of Great Britain and Ireland: Early Reign - Early Reign After his father's early death (1751), young George was educated for his future role as...
George III, king of Great Britain and Ireland: England in the Reign of George III - England in the Reign of George III Before George died in 1820 the fabric of English life had been...
George III: Steven Parissien considers the reputation of one of the most controversial of British monarchs: the king who lost the American colonies, spent much of his life in psychological distress but whose active interest in the arts and sciences, and his generous patronage, distinguished him from his Hanoverian predecessors.
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 Amazon.com: Books: George III: A Personal History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
George III was on the throne for almost 60 years during a period of great social and political upheaval throughout the western world, yet many don't know much about him.
All of this family drama was further acerbated by the mysterious "madness" that George III began to suffer from periodically in his middle age.
But in the end, King George III was greatly loved by his countrymen, and when he finally passed away, the country went into a deep period of mourning.
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 So? Who is this Guy George Conway III
All we can tell you is that George the III denies any connection to Richard Mellon Scaife, the noted Pittsburgh billionaire who appears to make a habit of funding right wing think tanks and ultra-right conspiracy authors like Chris Ruddy, and owns so many media channels that Ted Turner eyes him wistfully.
George III is a terrific lawyer with a ivy education and a reputed million dollar a year income from Wachtell Lipton.
One man, George Gilder provided the fodder for thoughtful conservatism, 20 years ago, which was soon sullied by the likes of Newt Gingrich, the freshman ultra-conservative class of the Congress of '94 and others.
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 King George III
George III was the first of the House of Hanover to be born and educated as an Englishman.
George III was the longest reigning of the male British monarchs.
George III was king of Great Britain and Ireland and presided over the loss of the American colonies.
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 George III
George III was the third of the Hanoverian line to serve as king in England and the first born there.
George III was a devoted husband and father, siring 15 children.
George III died at Windsor Castle in January, 1820.
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