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King George III

Person   Born 24/5/1738 Died 29/1/1820

Categories: Royalty, Seriously Famous

Born in St James's Square (not the public garden, one of the houses, obviously). Crowned in 1760, the first monarch since Queen Anne to be truly British. It was during his rule that many of the American colonies were lost in the American Revolutionary War. Later in life suffered from an intermittent congenital illness which made him eventually too mad to rule and his eldest son ruled as Prince Regent, becoming George IV on his father's death, at Windsor. His consort was Queen Charlotte.
Was it during one of his mad fits that George III declared chimney sweeps "lucky"?

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King George III

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45573

Duke of York's column

"The Grand Old Duke of York" of nursery rhyme fame. Aberdeen granite column ...

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51675

General Roy's cannon - south

The cannon was installed in 1791 by Mudge.  The plaque came later in 1926. Fr...

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48973

George III at Trinity House

This building was erected during his reign.

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45865

George III in Cockspur Street

Considered to be Wyatt's best work.

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45204

George III with the River god

Bronze statue erected in 1789 showing the king who had commissioned the rebu...

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