The Misunderstood Legacy of America’s Final King

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Mar 9, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 29:36 mins

In America, we view King George III as the tyrant who taxed the colonies, sent troops to quell rebellion, then went mad after the revolution. But could we have it all wrong? This misunderstood monarch was more than we’ve made him out to be. Among other things, he was a champion of the arts and a loving father, and someone aware of his own mental illness. Guest: Arthur Burns, Professor of Modern British History at King’s College London