Born 2 months premature (thus baptised the same day of his birth) at Norfolk House in London on June 4, 1738 and died at Windsor Castle on Januuary 29, 1820 at the age of 81. He married Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, at St. James Palace on September 8, 1761 and they had 15 children. He became King on the death of his grandfather, George 11 and was crowned at Westminster Abbey on September 21, 1761. He was wrongfully known as the "mad king" because from 1788, he suffered from porphyria (a blood disease) which made him appear deranged…experiencing incapacitating fits that became progressively worse as he grew older. He appeared to recover from these early attacks, but in 1810, he had a relapse and by 1811, his health deteriorated to the point that his eldest son was made Prince Regent until his father’s death. Originally doctors thought he was mentally ill, but medical scienece has since discovereed that George 111 was suffering from a hereditary blood disorder. During his reign he served as both King of Great Britain and Ireland, led his country to numerous military victories in Europe (defeating France in the Seven year’s War and Napoleon in 1815), in Africa and in Asia, but losing most of his colonie in North America during the American Revolution, which could perhaps have been avoided had he been willing to intervene on behalf of " his subjects" during their growing resentment toward Parliament.
HORSE BRASS: MONARCH COLLECTION: George 111
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