King George III was the ruler of Great
Britain from 1760-1820. He was a true hero to all those in
Great Britain. To all those people in the colonies, he was
not a hero, but an evil tyrant.
King George III was born in June 4,
1738. He was the oldest son of Fredrick, the Prince of
Wales, and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. He became heir to
the throne on the death of his father in 1751, succeeding
his grandfather, George II, in 1760.
The Loyalists in the Revolutionary War
loved him. They would hang pictures of him on their walls
and would salute the Great Britain flag every day. They
would hold tea parties for King George III. For most
Loyalists, he was a hero.
Now, people in Great Britain think that
everything that is said about King George III is untrue.
They will say that he was a great man and did nothing wrong.
He was and still is a hero to them.
Read a site made in Great Britain by Dr. Rosalind
Marshall, Royal Household. "George
III (r. 1760-1820)."
Image courtesy of ArtToday.
The Patriots in the
Revolutionary War hated him. They would make
effigies of him and burn them. They would call him
a Tory and throw rocks at pictures of him. They
would burn Tory houses because the Tories honored
King George III.
He also had a disease called
porphyria. It is caused by a chemical
insufficiency. King George III had a severe case of
this. He got it right after he married Queen
Charlotte in 1765. Its symptoms are abdominal pain,
paralysis on the arms and legs, and many more. This
disease is often known as the royal hereditary
disease because it affected most people in the
Check out the Public Library Site of Charlotte &