The Madness of King George III

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The Madness of King George begins at the end 1788 when King George III’s sanity began to be questioned. The film documents the struggles surrounding the politics and relationships within the Royal Family during King George III’s battle with mental illness. The movie ends only six months later in April of 1789 when King George III is found fit for duty and returns to his regular routine.

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The Madness of King George IIIThe Madness of King George begins at the end 1788 when King George IIIs sanity began to be questioned. The film documents the struggles surrounding the politics and relationships within the Royal Family during King George IIIs battle with mental illness. The movie ends only six months later in April of 1789 when King George III is found fit for duty and returns to his regular routine. Despite several historical inaccuracies, The Madness of King George accurately displays the hardships associated with King George III's illness in conjunction with the responsibilities of his office. Alan Bennett originally wrote The Madness of King George in 1991. The award winning film, released in December of 1994 in the United States, also appeared in March of 1995 in the United Kingdom. Alan Bennett was born in Leeds, England and attended Oxford University, later working as an actor, screenwriter, and author. Nicholas Hytner produced many historical films before directing The Madness of King George. Some of his work includes, Henry IV, Henry V, Miss Saigon and several other films based on the writings of Shakespeare. 1 In 1760, the sudden death of King George II placed his grandson, George III, on the throne. Approximately one year later, he was married to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, a seventeen-year-old girl from a small duchy south of the German Baltic coast.2 Born the following year, their first son, the future George IV was followed by four

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