George III: A Personal History

George III: A Personal History

by Christopher Hibbert

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Overview

In George III: A Personal History, British historian Christopher Hibbert reassesses the royal monarch George III (1738-1820). Rather than reaffirm George III's reputation as "Mad King George," Hibbert portrays him as not only a competent ruler during most of his reign, but also as a patron of the arts and sciences, as a man of wit and intelligence, indeed, as a man who "greatly enhanced the reputation of the British monarchy" until he was finally stricken by a rare hereditary disease. Teeming with court machinations, sexual intrigues, and familial conflicts, George III opens a window on the tumultuous, rambunctious, revolutionary eighteenth century. It is sure to alter our understanding of this fascinating, complex, and very human king who so strongly shaped England's "and America's" destiny.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465027248
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 02/01/2000
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 1,104,836
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.12(d)
Lexile: 1460L (what's this?)

About the Author

Christopher Hibbert has written many well-received biographies, including, most recently, Queen Victoria. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Honorary Doctor of Letters of Leicester University.

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