George III: a personal history

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Viking, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 463 pages
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User Review  - wagner.sarah35 - LibraryThing

Overall, I find one thing interesting about George III - the fact that he went insane. Otherwise, he's a rather dull figure, a family man, a dutiful monarch, favored conservatives in politics, and he ... Read full review

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I very much enjoyed reading George III: A Personal History. Christopher Hibbert definitely focused on the "personal" in this book. I learned quite a bit about George's relationships with family ... Read full review

Contents

The Greatest Beast in the Whole World
3
Father and Son
8
The Pupil and His Tutors
14
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Historian Christopher Hibbert was born as Arthur Raymond Hibbert in Enderby, England in 1924. He dropped out of Oriel College to join the Army. He served with the London Irish Rifles and won the Military Cross. He earned a degree in history in 1948. Before becoming a full-time nonfiction writer, he worked as a real estate agent and a television critic for Truth magazine. He wrote more than 60 books throughout his lifetime including The Road to Tyburn (1957), Il Duce: The Life of Benito Mussolini(1962), George IV: Prince of Wales, 1762-1811 (1972), and George IV: Regent and King, 1812-1830 (1973). His work The Destruction of Lord Raglan (1961) won a prize from the Royal Society of Literature. He died from bronchial pneumonia on December 21, 2008 at the age of 84.

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