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George III

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George III enjoyed one of the longest reigns (1760-1820) in English history, but his reputation fluctuated throughout the sixty ye... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

George III enjoyed one of the longest reigns (1760-1820) in English history, but his reputation fluctuated throughout the sixty years, and its ups and downs were charted with unprecedented candour and wit by some of the great caricaturists. This book gives us a vision of how the English saw their king.

Autorentext

Kenneth Baker entered the House of Commons in 1968, and in his distinguished political career served as Environment Secretary, Education Secretary and Home Secretary. He now sits in the House of Lords.



Klappentext

The misfortunes and missteps of the "last King of America" told through the cartoons of the day. George III enjoyed one of the longest reigns in English history (1760-1820) at a time when both England and the world were undergoing drastic changes. Yet he remains a dim figure, remembered mainly for his failures (losing America) and his "madness" (which turns out to have been not mental but physical). He was highly unpopular for much of his reign, and this judgment is spectacularly endorsed by hundreds of contemporary caricatures, many reproduced here for the first time. Among George's enemies were some of the wittiest artists of any age, and few took the trouble to be fair. This was the way the English nation saw its king, adding a new dimension to what is ultimately a tragic story. 200 color illustrations.

Zusammenfassung
George III enjoyed one of the longest reigns (176-1820) in English history, but his reputation fluctuated throughout the sixty years, and its ups and downs were charted with unprecedented candour and wit by some of the great caricaturists. This title gives us a vision of how the English saw their king.

Inhalt
Introduction • 1. No Petticoat Government, No Scotch Minister • 2. The Rake on the Make • 3. The Blind Trumpeter, 17701782 • 4. You Cannot Conquer America • 5. Kill the Fox • 6. The Bottomless Pitt • 7. The Madness • 8. 'George Split Farthing' • 9. Murderous Attacks • 10. The Patron • 11. France and Revolution • 12. The Builder of Genius • 13. God Save the King • 14. The Father Figure • 15. After Pitt • 16. The Final Years

Produktinformationen

Titel: George III
Untertitel: A Life in Caricature
Autor:
EAN: 9780500251409
ISBN: 978-0-500-25140-9
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 224
Gewicht: 1344g
Größe: H261mm x B271mm x T26mm
Jahr: 2007