A Personal History
By (author) Christopher Hibbert
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George III by Christopher Hibbert
Book DescriptionIn George III: A Personal History, British historian Christopher Hibbert reassesses the royal monarch George III (1738--1820). Rather than reaffirm George III's reputation as "Mad King George," Hibbert portrays him as not only a competent ruler during most of his reign, but also as a patron of the arts and sciences, as a man of wit and intelligence, indeed, as a man who "greatly enhanced the reputation of the British monarchy" until he was finally stricken by a rare hereditary disease.Teeming with court machinations, sexual intrigues, and familial conflicts, George III opens a window on the tumultuous, rambunctious, revolutionary eighteenth century. It is sure to alter our understanding of this fascinating, complex, and very human king who so strongly shaped England's --and America's--destiny.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465027248
(229mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Christopher Hibbert
Christopher Hibbert has written many well-received biographies, including, most recently, Queen Victoria. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Honorary Doctor of Letters of Leicester University.
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