The Resource George III : America's last king, Jeremy Black

George III : America's last king, Jeremy Black

Label
George III : America's last king
Title
George III
Title remainder
America's last king
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Black
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The sixty-year reign of George III (1760-1820) witnessed and participated in some of the most critical events of modern world history: the ending of the Seven Years' War with France, the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary Wars, the campaign against Napoleon Bonaparte and battle of Waterloo in 1815, and Union with Ireland in 1801. Despite the pathos of the last years of the mad, blind, and neglected monarch, it is a life full of importance and interest. Jeremy 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deals comprehensively with the politics, the wars, and the domestic issues, and harnesses the richest range of unpublished sources in Britain, Germany, and the United States. But, using George III's own prolific correspondence, it also interrogates the man himself, his strong religious faith, and his powerful sense of moral duty to his family and to his nation. Black considers the king's scientific, cultural, and intellectual interests as no other biographer has done, and explores how he was viewed by his contemporaries. Identifying George as the last British ruler of the Thirteen Colonies, Black reveals his strong personal engagement in the struggle for America and argues that George himself, his intentions and policies, were key to the conflict.--Publisher description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
941.07/3092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA506.A2
LC item number
B53 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Yale English monarchs
Label
George III : America's last king, Jeremy Black
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 454-460) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A prince and his education -- Eighteenth-century monarchy -- First years as king, 1760-3 -- Ministerial instability, 1763-70 -- George and Lord North, 1770-4 -- Character and behavior -- Family -- Culture -- Religion and morality -- War with America -- Repeated crises, 1780-4 -- George and William Pitt the Younger, 1784-90 -- The revolutionary crisis, 1790-3 -- Elector of Hanover -- The quest for empire -- War with France, 1793-1801 -- Last years, 1801-20 -- Reputation and comparisons -- George III and the making of the modern British monarchy
Control code
ocn890477005
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 475 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300117325
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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466f9bb9-cccb-471c-b519-da1d3ce3843c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b3328264x
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890477005
  • ebsco0300142382

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