George III Becomes King of Great Britain and Ireland (1760)

Published: 25/10/2016
George III Becomes King of Great Britain and Ireland (1760)
Source: ENCYCLOPEDIA.THEFREEDICTIONARY.COM

George III ascended the throne at the age of 22, during the Seven Years' War. The war had put England in financial distress, and George supported raising funds through taxation of the American colonies. This policy proved disastrous for him, as it provoked the American Revolution and led him to be blamed in part for losing the colonies. Later in life, George's mental health declined, and his son

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