George III (1738-1820) was on the throne when England lost its American colonies and when it defeated Napoleon. Jesse, an influential British historian, sketches here the monarch’s life and times, from childhood and marriage through political struggles and mental illness—a story enlivened by the presence of such figures as Benjamin Franklin, William Pitt, and Edmund Burke. Volume Three begins in the years preceding the onset of George III’s mental illness in 1788, continues through the Regency Period, and closes with the King’s death and burial in 1820.
About the Author
John Heneage Jesse (1809-1874) was an English historian who sketched the people and society of England in many volumes, including Memoirs of the Court of England During the Reign of the Stuarts, Memoirs of the Court of England from the Revolution of 1688 to the Death of George II, and George Selwyn and his Contemporaries. He also tried his hand at drama and poetry with much less success.