The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III
King George III’s reign lasted over fifty years and his vast kingdom included Britain, Ireland, and the thirteen colonies across the Atlantic Ocean in North America. History has portrayed George as a heavy-fisted despot whose tyranny was resisted by the American colonists, his burdensome taxation without representation leading to the American Revolution. The reign of George III has been relegated to the dustbin of history, his leadership belittled by detractors and enemies.
George III was an heir to the Hanover Dynasty, a family beset by bad blood. His father, Frederick, was almost a non-entity to his own parents, never regarded as a future heir. However, Frederick raised George with a structured education and taught him the importance of managing debt. George sought a coalition of patriots in his leadership team. Despite the loss of the Revolutionary War, George delegated leadership to capable leaders like William Pitt, who helped steer a sturdy ship during turbulent times.
The Last King of America puts the written past to the test as author Andrew Roberts pens an exhaustively thorough view of King George III. The king is seen with new eyes, as Roberts was granted access to previously restricted archives. A revelation for history lovers and thought provoking with the material provided.
|Page Count||800 pages|
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