George III – The Truth of Britain’s Own Mad King

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One of the United Kingdom’s longest-reigning monarchs, George III ruled as king for nearly 60 years, initially as both King of Great Britain and King of Ireland and later as King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland after the unification of the new nations in 1801. His long reign was marked by some of the British Army’s greatest triumphs, culminating in the the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. However, many also remember him as the king that lost America. Towards the end of his life, George III suffered bouts of severe mental illness that would ultimately become a permanent condition. While many readers are more likely to associate the term ‘the mad king’ with Game of Thrones, George III was known by the same moniker by both contemporaries and later researchers alike. While his mental health undoubtedly deteriorated severely towards the end…

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