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Mad King George III Died

By January 29, 2008

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King George III, the leader of Great Britain during the American Revolution, died on January 29, 1820. He had bouts of mental illness along with physical symptoms because of a hereditary disease called porphyria. By 1810, he was showing greater signs of insanity. He was often kept in straight jackets near the end. King George III was 82 at his time of his death.


January 29, 2008 at 7:58 am
(1) Mark Large says:

Kirby has an interesting view. The American Revolution was not a terrorist act! Men in a position of authority had legitimate grievances with the government and when these grievances were not addressed, sought remedy in secesion. Had they lost, they would have been hanged as traitors, but they succeeded and are revered as heroes. Use of unconventional military tactics is rarely considered terrorism by history. Stop being a sore loser.

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