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This review is from: George III: A Personal History (Paperback)
Before I read this book I had the opinion that most people have that George III was
b) lost our American Colonies and was generally another Royal waste of space.
He emerges in this book as a fine and sensitive person who did his very best for his country. He tried endlessly to stamp out corruption and waste both within and outside his family. The suffering he endured due to his inherited 'madness' is difficult to imagine but he recovered from it and became a much loved and appreciated King unlike his wife who died bitter and unloved. His breakdowns were precipitated by big events such as losing the American Colonies and the threat of war with Napoleon.