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George III : a personal history

Author: Christopher Hibbert
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"In this new biography of the greatly misunderstood and misrepresented King, Christopher Hibbert offers us the most detailed, complex appraisal of George's character and actions."--BOOK JACKET. "Teeming with court machinations, sexual intrigues, and familial conflicts, and peopled by such luminaries as Bach, Dr. Johnson, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Handel, Henry Fielding, Alexander Pope, Mozart, and the American Founding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George, King of Great Britain; George, King of Great Britain
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hibbert
ISBN: 0465027237 9780465027231
OCLC Number: 40740000
Description: xiii, 463 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: 'The Greatest Beast in the Whole World' --
Father and Son --
The Pupil and His Tutors --
The 'Dearest Friend' --
Death of 'the Old Man' --
Bride and Bridegroom --
First Impressions --
Buckingham House --
Duties and Diversions --
A Promising Start --
Dukes and Ministers --
Family Life --
A Turbulent Ministry --
John Wilkes --
Troubles in America --
John Wilkes Returns --
'A Man of Admirable Parts' --
'An Ugly Job' --
Surrender at Yorktown --
The King's Brothers --
The King's Sisters --
The Move to Windsor --
At Mrs Delany's --
The Squire of Windsor --
'Gross Abuses in the Expenditure of Public Money' --
The Gordon Riots --
Attempted Murder --
King George versus Mr Fox --
The Profligate Heir --
The Defeat of Fox --
A Secret Marriage --
The 'Medical Tribe' --
The Lincolnshire Mad-Doctor --
Doctors' Dilemma --
The King's Recovery --
Prayers and Celebrations --
Weymouth en fete --
War with France --
Relapse and Recovery --
A Disastrous Marriage --
The Angry Father --
A Dreaded Interview --
'An Astonishing Change for the Worse' --
Princess Charlotte and her Mother --
The Royal Dukes --
The Conservative Gentleman --
The Nunnery --
Apotheosis --
Regency --
Last Days at Windsor.
Other Titles: George, 3rd
George, the Third
Responsibility: Christopher Hibbert.
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"In this new biography of the greatly misunderstood and misrepresented King, Christopher Hibbert offers us the most detailed, complex appraisal of George's character and actions."--BOOK JACKET. "Teeming with court machinations, sexual intrigues, and familial conflicts, and peopled by such luminaries as Bach, Dr. Johnson, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Handel, Henry Fielding, Alexander Pope, Mozart, and the American Founding Fathers, George III opens a window on the tumultuous, rambunctious, revolutionary 18th century while stripping away the accrued layers of public pomp and popular misconceptions that have come to obscure King George. Hibbert's biography, both rollicking and scholarly, is sure to alter our understanding of this fascinating, complex, and very human King who so strongly shaped our own destiny."--BOOK JACKET.

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