King of Great
George, as he was known, was a very popular king of Britain who
steered his nation through the American War of Independence and
most of the Napoleonic Wars.
the throne in 1760, George III was a caring monarch, but was stricken
with bouts of sickness that some took as a mental disorder.
was a determined foe of Napoleon
Bonaparte, particularly after the execution of Louis
XVI, but after 1811 had little to do with public life.
was succeeded by his son George IV,
who acted as Regent from 1811.