King George III

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  • Money

    Money
    George III's accession in 1760 marked a significant change in royal finances.
  • Early Reign

    Early Reign
    George III became king of Great Britain and Ireland in 1760 following his grandfather George II’s death.
  • Marriage

    Marriage
    In 1761, King George III marries Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Streiltz in the Chapel Royal at St. James Place.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    Though the Stamp Act was repealed, Parliament passed the Declaratory Act in 1766, stating the colonies were subordinate to Parliament and subject to British Law.
  • War

    War
    The war in April 1775, at Lexington and Concord gave King George III what he wanted: the opportunity to proclaim the colonies in "open and avowed rebellion," which he did do.
  • Goes insane

    Goes insane
    In 1778 George becomes insane, for months.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treat of Paris between France, Spain, and Great Britain ends the Seven Years War, which Great Britain was fighting when George III took the throne.
  • Control

    Control
    An Act of Union is passed that unites Great Britain and Ireland. The act takes effect on January 1, 1801 and created the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland." George III takes command of both countries.
  • Regency Act

    Regency Act
    King George III goes blind and is in constant pain from rheumatism, George III accepts the Regency Act of 1811. The Prince of Wales begins acting as regent.
  • Death

    Death
    George III dies, and left the thrown to his eldest son George, the Prince of Wales. His son has become King George IV.
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    King

    King George III was King of Great Britain and Ireland for almost 60 years which makes him one of the longest reigning British royalties in history of the world.