George III: A Personal History

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Illustrations ix
  • Author's Note xiii
  • Part One 1
  • 1 - 'The Greatest Beast in the Whole World 3
  • 2 - Father and Son 8
  • 3 - The Pupil and His Tutors 14
  • 4 - The Dearest Friend 22
  • 5 - Death of 'The Old Man' 33
  • 6 - Bride and Bridegroom 40
  • 7 - First Impressions 49
  • 8 - Buckingham House 57
  • 9 - Duties and Diversions 71
  • 10 - A Promising Start 76
  • 11 - Dukes and Ministers 88
  • 12 - Family Life 96
  • 13 - A Turbulent Ministry 105
  • 14 - John Wilkes 115
  • 15 - Troubles in America 122
  • 16 - John Wilkes Returns 130
  • 17 - 'A Man of Admirable Parts' 138
  • 18 - 'An Ugly Job' 149
  • 19 - Surrender at Yorktown 155
  • 20 - The King's Brothers 166
  • 21 - The King's Sisters 174
  • 22 - The Move to Windsor 177
  • 23 - At Mrs. Delany'S 184
  • 24 - The Squire of Windsor 191
  • 25 - 'Gross Abuses in the Expenditure of Public Money' 208
  • Part Two 213
  • 26 - The Gordon Riots 215
  • 27 - Attempted Murder 226
  • 28 - King George versus Mr. Fox 231
  • 29 - The Profligate Heir 237
  • 30 - The Defeat of Fox 243
  • 31 - A Secret Marriage 248
  • 32 - The "Medical Tribe" 254
  • 33 - The Lincolnshire Mad-Doctor 275
  • 34 - Doctors' Dilemma 282
  • 35 - The King's Recovery 288
  • 36 - Prayers and Celebrations 294
  • 37 - Weymouth En Fête 304
  • 38 - War with France 308
  • 39 - Relapse and Recovery 315
  • 40 - A Disastrous Marriage 322
  • 41 - The Angry Father 332
  • 42 - A Dreaded Interview 336
  • 43 - 'An Astonishing Change for the Worse' 339
  • 44 - Princess Charlotte and Her Mother 351
  • 45 - The Royal Dukes 358
  • 46 - The Conservative Gentleman 373
  • 47 - The Nunnery 377
  • 48 - Apotheosis 386
  • 49 - Regency 396
  • 50 - Last Days at Windsor 405
  • Notes on Sources 411
  • Bibliography 426
  • Index 445
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