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George III : America's last king

Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Series: Yale English monarchs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The sixty-year reign of George III (1760-1820) witnessed and participated in some of the most critical events of modern world history: the ending of the Seven Years' War with France, the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary Wars, the campaign against Napoleon Bonaparte and battle of Waterloo in 1815, and Union with Ireland in 1801. Despite the pathos of the last years of the mad, blind, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: George, King of Great Britain; George; George, King of Great Britain; Georges, (roi de Grande-Bretagne ;; König III ) Georg (Großbritannien
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Black
ISBN: 0300117329 9780300117325
OCLC Number: 67945315
Description: xvi, 475 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: A prince and his education --
Eighteenth-century monarchy --
First years as king, 1760-3 --
Ministerial instability, 1763-70 --
George and Lord North, 1770-4 --
Character and behavior --
Family --
Culture --
Religion and morality --
War with America --
Repeated crises, 1780-4 --
George and William Pitt the Younger, 1784-90 --
The revolutionary crisis, 1790-3 --
Elector of Hanover --
The quest for empire --
War with France, 1793-1801 --
Last years, 1801-20 --
Reputation and comparisons --
George III and the making of the modern British monarchy.
Series Title: Yale English monarchs.
Responsibility: Jeremy Black.
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Deals comprehensively with the politics, the wars, and the domestic issues, and harnesses the range of sources in Britain, Germany, and the United States. Using George III's own prolific  Read more...

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