The madness of George III is legendary. This is the story of a King in crisis.
23 September 2017
Date: Saturday 23 September 2017
Location/venue: Endowed School Chapel
Royal Historian and author, Catherine Curzon.
The madness of George III is legendary. Restrained, gagged, blistered and plied with leeches, the King suffered humiliating and brutal treatment at the hands of those who were charged with his care. In a country wracked by upheaval both at home and abroad, the monarch’s madness left Britain in turmoil whilst, imprisoned at Kew, he ranted and foamed at the mouth. From the frightening physician who strapped the sovereign to his fearsome coronation chair to the loyal Queen whose hair turned grey, this is the story of a King in crisis.
About the speaker
Catherine Curzon is a royal historian who writes on all matters 18th century at www.madamegilflurt.com. Her work has been featured on HistoryExtra.com, the official website of BBC History Magazine and in Explore History, All About History, History of Royals and Jane Austen’s Regency World. She has provided additional research for An Evening with Jane Austen at London’s V&A Museum and spoken at venues including the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, Lichfield Guildhall and Dr Johnson’s House.
Her books, Life in the Georgian Court, and The Crown Spire, are available now.
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