... America, and then his sons, in that order, gave him no end of grief, and the last few years of his life were clouded by madness. It is thus often overlooked that, before these troubles arose to haunt this most conscientious monarch, he also had a thankless task in trying to control his siblings.
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"...conscientious monarch, he also had a thankless task in trying to control his siblings.
Prince George was twelve when his father Frederick, Prince of Wales, suddenly died, leaving a young (and pregnant) widow and eight children. From that age George tried to be a father as well as eldest brother to them, but with limited success. While he followed the path of duty and led a life which was virtually beyond reproach, most of the rest of his family were ..."
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The young George III was a poignant figure, humdrum on the surface yet turbulent beneath: hiding his own passions, he tried hard to be a father to his siblings and his nation. This intimate, fast-moving book tells the intertwined stories.