George III

Baker, Kenneth

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George III enjoyed one of the longest reigns (176-1820) in English history, but his reputation fluctuated throughout the sixty years, and its ups and downs were charted with unprecedented candour and wit by some of the great caricaturists. This title gives us a vision of how the English saw their king. Num Pages: 224 pages, 194 colour illustrations. BIC Classification: BGH; HBJD1; HBLL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 250 x 249 x 24. Weight in Grams: 1340. . 2007. 1St Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: The misfortunes and missteps of the "last King of America" told through the cartoons of the day.

George III enjoyed one of the longest reigns in English history (1760-1820) at a time when both England and the world were undergoing drastic changes. Yet he remains a dim figure, remembered mainly for his failures (losing America) and his "madness" (which turns out to have been not mental but physical). He was highly unpopular for much of his reign, and this judgment is spectacularly endorsed by hundreds of contemporary caricatures, many reproduced here for the first time. Among George's enemies were some of the wittiest artists of any age, and few took the trouble to be fair. This was the way the English nation saw its king, adding a new dimension to what is ultimately a tragic story. 200 color illustrations.

About the Author: Kenneth Baker brings his own extensive experience in politics to this examination of George III's life. He entered the House of Commons in 1968 and served as Environment Secretary and Education Secretary under Margaret Thatcher and as Home Secretary in John Major's government. He now sits in the House of Lords.

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