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George III: the tyrant who lost America?

Andrew Roberts discusses his landmark new biography of King George III and takes on some of the myths that have surrounded the monarch

George III. (Image by Alamy)

Historian Andrew Roberts discusses his landmark new biography of King George III with Rob Attar. He takes on some of the myths that have surrounded the king, such as: Was he really a tyrant? Was his “madness” caused by porphyria? And how responsible was he for the loss of the American colonies?

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Andrew Roberts is the author of George III: The Life and Reign of Britain’s Most Misunderstood Monarch (Allen Lane, 2021)

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