This Day in History: George III Becomes King of Great Britain and Ireland (1760)

This Day in History:
George III Becomes King of Great Britain and Ireland (1760)

George III ascended the throne at the age of 22, during the Seven Years’ War. The war had put England in financial distress, and George supported raising funds through taxation of the American colonies. This policy proved disastrous for him, as it provoked the American Revolution and led him to be blamed in part for losing the colonies. Later in life, George’s mental health declined, and his son acted as regent after 1811. It has been suggested that he suffered from what hereditary disease? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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