George III has long been underestimated new British papers released after 200 years reveal.George III has for long been denied recognition based upon his madness, but this would now be seen as no more than mental illness.
Put his "madness" aside and the question has to be asked.
Was George III Britain's best ever king?
For original longer and more detailed article: https://blog.hrp.org.uk/curators/george-iii-britains-best-king/
On 4 June 1738, 281 years ago, George III was born in London.
He was the first Hanoverian born in the UK, and was King for 60 years.
Today, George III is often overlooked.
Henry VIII, Charles II and even George IV are popular Kings, memorialized because of their appetites for food and mistresses.
Here is my pitch for George III making the top slot.
George III is distinctive among kings by being largely faithful and loving towards his wife Charlotte.
Together they had 15 children, who were the apple of his eye.
Visitors to Kew and Windsor Palaces who witnessed them together were often caught by the sight of the King playing with his children.
Indeed, it is possible to criticize George III for interfering too much in his children’s lives.
George III struggled with his homework as a boy.
But, as King, he was known for his huge capacity for work.
He had a great interest in the generation of knowledge to the benefit of the nation.
He conducted research at Richmond Palace.
For example he built an entire observatory just to view the rare event of the transit of Venus.
He was known at the time as Farmer George because he walked the fields, tilled the soil and tended to his sheep himself.
Again, he felt that better methods for farming could be found in order to feed an increasingly urban population in Britain.
George III’s ‘madness’ is the main reason why he is rarely rated among historians.
Until recently, mental illness was the embodiment of weakness,
as it represented a total lack of control.
From what we know of his treatment in Kew we see an amazing amount of resilience and humor.
He endured desperate episodes of ill health in 1789, 1801 and 1804.
A housekeeper recalled years later, that the King insisted on bathing in the kitchens to save the servants the trouble of carrying over the hot water.
This video was only a small part of the achievements of George III.
Visit to Read the Full Article:
Source of text : https://www.blog.hrp.org.uk
View this video on YouTube at: