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17953George III

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  • Larry Lozon
    Jun 4, 2003
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      From: "Docwaterloo" <docwaterloo@...>

      huzzah!!!!! for king George III


      GEORGE III (r. 1760-1820)

      George III was born on 4 June 1738 in London, the eldest son of Frederick,
      Prince of Wales, and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. He became heir to the
      throne on the death of his father in 1751, succeeding his grandfather,
      George II, in 1760. He was the third Hanoverian monarch and the first one to
      be born in England and to use English as his first language.

      George III is widely remembered for two things: losing the American colonies
      and going mad. This is far from the whole truth. George's direct
      responsibility for the loss of the colonies is not great. He opposed their
      bid for independence to the end, but he did not develop the policies (such
      as the Stamp Act of 1765 and the Townshend duties of 1767 on tea, paper and
      other products) which led to war in 1775-76 and which had the support of

      For more visit: http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page111.asp