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  • n. King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1820; the American colonies were lost during his reign; he became insane in 1811 and his son (later George IV) acted as regent until 1820 (1738-1820)


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  • The founders said so to George III in other words, but the thought is simple.

    David Bromwich: The Mirror of 1776

  • That required a journey into the huge middle tower of the BL containing the King's Library of George III, which is what visitors to the library see in front of them when they enter the building.

    On a forthcoming exhibition

  • Officially known as the George III tiara, the piece was made for Queen Mary and has been worn by royal brides including Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Anne. | Top Stories

  • "George III," the mad king misled by his advisers, but perhaps an even more apt comparison might be Christopher Marlowe's morally pathetic "Edward The Second," with Dick Cheney as the court favorite Piers Gaveston.


  • Several of the men who would become known as the Founding Fathers petitioned Parliament and King George III, asserting that no taxes should be imposed on the colonists “but with their own consent, given personally, or by their representatives.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • After Benjamin Franklin warned Parliament that military enforcement of the Stamp Act might cause a revolution in the American colonies, in 1766 King George III signed a bill repealing the law.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • She later unloaded her Roman statues, Chippendale commode and her George III crystal chandelier at a two-day Sotheby's auction.

    Georgialee Lang: How to Blow a Billion Dollars

  • The light isn't the only optical adjustment: Visitors may also adjust their vision as they encounter a moving picture at the entrance—a motion-sensitive rendering of the 19th-century painting "Pulling Down the Statue of King George III."

    Historical Society Joins Digital Age

  • Alan Bennett has a knack for writing big, complicated plays that are, like "The History Boys" and "The Madness of George III," both challenging and entertaining.

    Play Date With Auden and Britten

  • It should prove a lively christening for the Marlowe, where future presentations include The Madness Of George III and Propeller's Pocket Comedy, an hour-long version for families of its recent hit production of The Comedy Of Errors.

    This week's new theatre and dance


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