A fellow blogger kindly reminded me that George III’s birthday fell on 4 June. He was born in 1738 at Norfolk House, 31 St James’ Square, Westminster, London, which was built in 1722 for the 8th Duke of Norfolk.
You can read my earlier post Thoughts on George III, here. It’s a brief overview of all things George III. It was the first post in a series of Thoughts posts reflecting the careers of three other monarchs.
The portrait above is of sixteen-year-old George when Prince of Wales. This is one of my favourite images of George, he’s young and handsome and looks such a sensitive chap, not at all an arrogant king-to-be. Or is that me being a little bit fanciful?
The portrait below is of the eighty-one-year-old George when frail through ill-health and age.
mad ill king lived during his decline in Windsor Castle until his death in 1820.
Below is a Henry Mayer engraving, again from his last years, depicting a very un-regal George.
Images: Wikimedia Commons