The Madness of George III

The Madness of George III Author Alan Bennett
ISBN-10 9780571250769
Release 2009-02-19
Pages 96
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George III's behaviour has often been odd, but now he is deranged, with rumours circulating that he has even addressed an oak tree as the King of Prussia. Doctors are brought in, the government wavers and the Prince Regent manoeuvres himself into power. Alan Bennett's play explores the court of a mad king, and the fearful treatments he was forced to undergo. It is about the nature of kingship itself, showing how by subtle degrees the ruler's delirium erodes his authority and status.

The Madness of King George

The Madness of King George Author Alan Bennett
ISBN-10 057117616X
Release 1995
Pages 74
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30 years into his reign, the King of England starts to go a little mad; his court hires a new, radical doctor to try to cure him, but what he really needs in the love of a good queen.

America s Last King

America s Last King Author Manfred S. Guttmacher
ISBN-10 UOM:39015004184696
Release 1941
Pages 426
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America s Last King has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from America s Last King also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full America s Last King book for free.

The Madness of King George III

The Madness of King George III Author Alan Bennett
ISBN-10 OCLC:644323282
Release 1994
Pages 250
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The Madness of King George III has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Madness of King George III also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Madness of King George III book for free.

George III

George III Author Christopher Hibbert
ISBN-10 078672336X
Release 2008-08-01
Pages 512
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In George III: A Personal History, British historian Christopher Hibbert reassesses the royal monarch George III (1738-1820). Rather than reaffirm George III’s reputation as "Mad King George,” Hibbert portrays him as not only a competent ruler during most of his reign, but also as a patron of the arts and sciences, as a man of wit and intelligence, indeed, as a man who "greatly enhanced the reputation of the British monarchy” until he was finally stricken by a rare hereditary disease.Teeming with court machinations, sexual intrigues, and familial conflicts, George III opens a window on the tumultuous, rambunctious, revolutionary eighteenth century. It is sure to alter our understanding of this fascinating, complex, and very human king who so strongly shaped England’s --and America’s--destiny.


Princesses Author Flora Fraser
ISBN-10 9781408832530
Release 2012-03-11
Pages 536
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In this sumptuous group portrait of the six daughters of 'Mad' King George III, acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser takes us into the heart of the British Royal family during the tumultuous period of the American and French revolutions. Drawing on their extraordinary private correspondence, Fraser gives voice to these handsome, accomplished, extremely well-educated women: Princess Royal, the eldest, constantly at odds with her mother; home-loving, family-minded Augusta; plump Elizabeth, a gifted amateur artist; Mary the bland beauty of the family; Sophia, emotional and prone to take refuge in illness; and Amelia, 'the most turbulent and tempestuous of all the princesses.' Never before has the historical searchlight been turned with such sympathy and acuity on George III and his family.

Faithful Handmaid

Faithful Handmaid Author Hester Davenport
ISBN-10 0750931930
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 256
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Fanny Burney was a pioneering novelist and a valuable social commentator. Drawing on her diaries and letters, this book is a unique insight into the Court of King George III.

Writing Home

Writing Home Author Alan Bennett
ISBN-10 9780571246878
Release 2008-09-04
Pages 656
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Already a bestseller, this is a wonderfully entertaining collection of Alan Bennett's prose writings. Writing Home brings together diaries, reminiscences and reviews to give us a unique and unforgettable portrait of one of England's leading playwrights. As a memoir it covers the production of his very first play, Forty Years On, which starred John Gieldgud. His television series 'Talking Heads' has become a modern-day classic; as part of the 1960s revue 'Beyond the Fringe' Bennett helped to kick-start the English satire revolution, and has since remained one of our leading dramatists, most recently with The History Boys at the National Theatre. At the heart of the book is The Lady in The Van, since adapted into a radio play featuring Dame Maggie Smith. It is the true account of Miss Mary Shepherd, a homeless tramp who took up residence in Bennett's garden and stayed for fifteen years. This new edition also includes Bennett's introduction to his Oscar-nominated screenplay for The Madness of King George and his more recent diaries.

Queen of Bedlam

Queen of Bedlam Author Laura Purcell
ISBN-10 1910183016
Release 2014-06
Pages 435
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An emotional tale based on historical fact imagining the impact of King George III's madness on the lives of his wife and daughters London 1788: the calm order of Queen Charlotte's court is shattered by screams. The King of England is going mad. Left alone with 13 children and with the country at war, Charlotte has to fight to hold her husband's throne. It is a time of unrest and revolutions but most of all Charlotte fears the King himself, someone she can no longer love or trust. She has lost her marriage to madness and there is nothing she can do except continue to do her royal duty. Her six daughters are desperate to escape their palace asylum. Their only chance lies in a good marriage, but no prince wants the daughter of a madman. They are forced to take love wherever they can find it, with devastating consequences.

George III

George III Author Jeremy Black
ISBN-10 0300117329
Release 2006
Pages 475
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Black's biography deals comprehensively with the politics, the wars, and the domestic issues, and harnesses the richest range of unpublished sources in Britain, Germany, and the United States to explore the king's scientific, cultural, and intellectual interests as no other biographer has done.

The Adventures Of Black Girl in Her Search for God

The Adventures Of Black Girl in Her Search for God Author George Bernard Shaw
ISBN-10 9788892589940
Release 2016-04-06
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The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God (and Some Lesser Tales)is a book of short stories written by George Bernard Shaw. The title story is a satirical allegory relating the experiences of an African black girl, freshly converted to Christianity, who takes literally the biblical injunction to "Seek and you shall find me." and attempts to seek out and actually speak to God

The Trials of the King of Hampshire

The Trials of the King of Hampshire Author Elizabeth Foyster
ISBN-10 9781780749617
Release 2016-09-08
Pages 384
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Every family has its skeletons, but in 1823 the grand Wallop family was about to share theirs with the world. The 3rd earl of Portsmouth was a peculiar man but, by most accounts, a harmless one. An aristocrat of enormous wealth, he kept company with England’s most famous names, inviting Jane Austen to balls and having Lord Byron as chief witness to his second marriage. For the first fifty years of his life he had moved with ease in high society, but at the age of fifty-five his own family set out to have him declared insane. Elizabeth Foyster invites us into Freemasons’ Hall for the most extraordinary, expensive and controversial British insanity trial ever heard. Amid accusations of abductions, sodomy, blackmail and violence, jurors have to decide if Portsmouth is just a shy, stammering eccentric with foolish habits or a sinister madman attempting to mask his dangerous and immoral nature. Both provocative and heart-rending, The Trials of the King of Hampshire goes beyond the fate of a single man to question Georgian society and examine the treatment of the mentally ill and disabled both then and now.

King Lear

King Lear Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 0435193090
Release 2000-01
Pages 308
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Includes the unabridged text of Shakespeare's classic play plus a complete study guide that features scene-by-scene summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

Purple secret

Purple secret Author John C. G. Röhl
ISBN-10 UOM:39015042179716
Release 1998-07-02
Pages 297
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Purple secret has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Purple secret also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Purple secret book for free.

The Reign of George III 1760 1815

The Reign of George III  1760 1815 Author John Steven Watson
ISBN-10 0198217137
Release 1960
Pages 637
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Each volume is an independent book, but the whole series forms a continuous history of England from the Roman period to the present century.

Party Ideology and Popular Politics at the Accession of George III

Party Ideology and Popular Politics at the Accession of George III Author John Brewer
ISBN-10 0521287014
Release 1981-12-10
Pages 382
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This book is a reappraisal of English politics in the first decade of George III's reign. It sets out to explain how party politics changed, and what problems that created for the parliamentary elite. The issues of party, of patriotism as it manifested itself in the elder Pitt's political career, and of the relations between the notions of ministerial responsibility and the powers of the Crown are all used to illuminate the nature of political conflict. Special emphasis is placed on Burke's notions of party. The schisms created by this reconfiguration of party politics, Dr Brewer argues, had effects beyond Westminster. He discusses extra-parliamentary forms of political expression, notably the press, and goes on to show how the career of John Wilkes and the critique of British politics developed by American radicals gave focus to a variety of political discontents, and produced new arguments in favour of parliamentary reform. Throughout his study he emphasises the interplay between popular and parliamentary politics. His work is designed to show that the 'political nation' included many other than the parliamentary classes, and that the political conflicts of the period cannot be properly understood without a full examination of political ideology.

Untold Stories

Untold Stories Author Alan Bennett
ISBN-10 9780571246892
Release 2008-09-04
Pages 672
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Alan Bennett's first collection of prose since Writing Home takes in all his major writings over the last ten years. The title piece is a poignant family memoir with an account of the marriage of his parents, the lives and deaths of his aunts and the uncovering of a long-held family secret. Bennett, as always, is both amusing and poignant, whether he's discussing his modest childhood or his work with the likes of Maggie Smith, Thora Hird and John Gielgud. Also included are his much celebrated diaries for the years 1996 to 2004. At times heartrending and at others extremely funny,Untold Stories is a matchless and unforgettable anthology. Since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s Alan Bennett has delighted audiences worldwide with his gentle humour and wry observations about life. His many works include Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, Talking Heads, A Question of Attribution and The Madness of King George. The History Boys opened to great acclaim at the National in 2004, and is winner of the Evening Standard Award, the South Bank Award and the Critics' Circle Award for Best New Play. 'Perhaps the best loved of English writers alive today.' Sunday Telegraph Untold Stories is published jointly with Profile Books.