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George III

ISBN-10: 0465027245

ISBN-13: 9780465027248

Edition: N/A

Authors: Christopher Hibbert

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List price: $29.99
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 2/4/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760

Christopher Hibbert: March 5, 1924 -- December 21, 2008 Historian Christopher Hibbert was born as Arthur Raymond Hibbert in Enderby, England in 1924. He dropped out of Oriel College to join the Army. He served with the London Irish Rifles and won the Military Cross. He earned a degree in history in 1948. Before becoming a full-time nonfiction writer, he worked as a real estate agent and a television critic for Truth magazine. He wrote more than 60 books throughout his lifetime including The Road to Tyburn (1957), Il Duce: The Life of Benito Mussolini(1962), George IV: Prince of Wales, 1762-1811 (1972), and George IV: Regent and King, 1812-1830 (1973). Hibbert was awarded the Heinemann Award for Literature in 1962 for The Destruction of Lord Raglan. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographical Society, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Literature by the University of Leicester. He died from bronchial pneumonia on December 21, 2008 at the age of 84.

List of Illustrations
Author's Note
Family Tree
'The Greatest Beast in the Whole World'
Father and Son
The Pupil and His Tutors
The 'Dearest Friend'
Death of 'the Old Man'
Bride and Bridegroom
First Impressions
Buckingham House
Duties and Diversions
A Promising Start
Dukes and Ministers
Family Life
A Turbulent Ministry
John Wilkes
Troubles in America
John Wilkes Returns
'A Man of Admirable Parts'
'An Ugly Job'
Surrender at Yorktown
The King's Brothers
The King's Sisters
The Move to Windsor
At Mrs Delany's
The Squire of Windsor
'Gross Abuses in the Expenditure of Public Money'
The Gordon Riots
Attempted Murder
King George versus Mr Fox
The Profligate Heir
The Defeat of Fox
A Secret Marriage
The 'Medical Tribe'
The Lincolnshire Mad-Doctor
Doctors' Dilemma
The King's Recovery
Prayers and Celebrations
Weymouth en fete
War with France
Relapse and Recovery
A Disastrous Marriage
The Angry Father
A Dreaded Interview
'An Astonishing Change for the Worse'
Princess Charlotte and her Mother
The Royal Dukes
The Conservative Gentleman
The Nunnery
Apotheosis
Regency
Last Days at Windsor
Notes on Sources
Bibliography
Index