George III: A Life In Caricature

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George III: A Life in Caricature

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.

Specifications of George III: A Life in Caricature

GENERAL
AuthorKenneth Baker
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
EditionFirst Edition
ISBN-100500251401
ISBN-139780500251409
PublisherThames & Hudson
Number Of Pages192
Publication Date2007-10-29
DIMENSIONS
Height10.5 inch.
Length1 inch.
Width10.25 inch.
Weight2.95 pounds.

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