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George III

1738–1820, king of England 1760–1820 (grandson of George II). Unabridged
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  • George III was ill-fitted by nature to deal with the crisis.

  • George III remarked that he was not aware that any apology was needed for that book.

  • George III lost not only his revolted colonies, but also the dearer prize for which he fought, personal government.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • George III made sea-bathing popular and it was supposed to be good for one's health.

  • That nobleman, who owed his advancement to the favour wherewith he was regarded by George III.

    Tobias Smollett Oliphant Smeaton
British Dictionary definitions for George III

George III

1738–1820, king of Great Britain and Ireland (1760–1820) and of Hanover (1814–20). During his reign the American colonies were lost. He became insane in 1811, and his son acted as regent for the rest of the reign
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George III definition

The king of Britain during the American Revolutionary War. He was known for insisting on royal privilege. The stubbornness of George and of his government officials is often blamed for the loss of the thirteen colonies that became the United States. In Britain itself, however, prosperity increased greatly while he was king, and Canada and India were made British possessions.

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