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Old November 12th, 2012, 05:11 PM   #1

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How do you view King George III?


While losing the Americas and having mental illness stands out in his reign, he seems to have been a king of the people. Has his reputation changed over the years?

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Old November 12th, 2012, 05:53 PM   #2
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A selfish, ignorant, snobby, and insane brat who became a disgrace to the British Crown.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 07:40 PM   #3

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He was important to the Agricultural Revolution, because he took an intense interest in farming and promoted new farming methods, so much so that he was known as Farmer George. Not many kings had such practical interests.

He was excessively strict with his sons, which was probably a mistake, but he did have good intentions towards them, and his attitude was not unusual for the time.

He was not selfish, ignorant, or snobby, as kings go. And he couldn't help becoming insane.

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I see him as no better or worse than any other monarchy.
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He was important to the Agricultural Revolution, because he took an intense interest in farming and promoted new farming methods, so much so that he was known as Farmer George. Not many kings had such practical interests.

He was excessively strict with his sons, which was probably a mistake, but he did have good intentions towards them, and his attitude was not unusual for the time.

He was not selfish, ignorant, or snobby, as kings go. And he couldn't help becoming insane.
John Adams remarked, after leaving his post as America's first ambassador to the Court of Saint James, the George III was the finest gentleman he had ever met.
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John Adams remarked, after leaving his post as America's first ambassador to the Court of Saint James, the George III was the finest gentleman he had ever met.
That is interesting. Coming from John Adams, who had no reason to flatter the king, a great compliment.
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Based on what I've been reading, George had a fatherly attitude towards his subjects, making him a very caring monarch.
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That is interesting. Coming from John Adams, who had no reason to flatter the king, a great compliment.
Both shared a love of agriculture and hands on farming. They often spent a portion of their time together discussing the subject. Adams was also impressed with the extent of His Majesty's library. I myself find George III most interesting. It is said that he was indeed caring towards his subjects, and had a dry wit that he shared with very few. I rather like His Majesty.
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The days of absolute royal power had long gone. He was a constitutional monarch with much influence but very limited authority .
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Old November 13th, 2012, 05:59 AM   #10

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with 15 kids, we know what he liked to do in his spare time i feel sorry for the mrs. tho..
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