ANNIVERSAIRE : 4 JUIN
1738 : Naissance de George III
Documentation en ligne :
George III: A Personal History
de Christopher Hibbert Chroniques et points de vue Amazon.com Poor George III. Americans think of him as a tyrant whose unjust taxes provoked their revolution. Moviegoers envision a nightshirt-clad lunatic running through the palace halls in The Madness of King George. The handsome, gracious, conscientious young man of 22 who mounted the throne in 1760 may well be a revelation to many readers of Christopher Hibbert's elegant new biography. At 75, Hibbert is the dean of popular British historians and the author of more than 30 books spanning five centuries of European life; his experience enables him to convey prodigious research with the lightest of touches in his intimate account, which focuses on the king's personal character. Though Hibbert capably covers the period's political events and shows George to be a hardworking constitutional monarch, he prefers to direct our attention to the loving husband, devoted (though sometimes domineering) father, hearty appreciator of (very conventional) fine art, knowledgeable patron of literature, and avid all-around reader whose interests ranged from architecture to agriculture. This affectionate portrait makes it all the more distressing when George's bouts of madness (the result of a hereditary metabolic disease) begin in 1788 and permanently incapacitate him long before his death in 1820. Old-fashioned narrative biography doesn't get much better than this. --Wendy Smith Boston Globe "In Christopher Hibbert, George III has a sympathetic and scrupulous interpreter. Hibbert reveals a many-sided constitutional monarch, whose tragic private life overshadowed his public image."
The King Who Lost America: A Portrait of the Life and Times of George III
de Lloyd, Alan Lloyd
George III: King and Politicians, 1760-1770
de Peter David Garner Thomas Chroniques et points de vue Review "As a clear, well-written narrative of the high politics of the first decade of George III's reign this book will make a useful contribution to the understanding of the period." --Stephen Conway, University College London Book Description In this fascinating book the author discusses the political story of the first decade of the reign of George III, one of the most controversial figures in modern British history. George III has often been blamed for the loss of Britainís American colonies in an attempt to restore royal power. Peter D.G. Thomas confirms Namierís findings that George III was not seeking to advance royal power and throws light on the extent to which a system of party politics existed at the time.... lire la suite en cliquant sur l'illustration.