KING GEORGE III (GREAT BRITAIN) - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 53509
Sale Price $1,105.00
KING GEORGE III. Signature: "George R" as King of Great Britain, 3¼x4¾, cut from larger document. Signed as he was going blind. On vellum. 1½-inch diameter red wax seal affixed at left margin beneath signature. King George III (1738-1820), the last King to rule the American Colonies, was plagued by continual outbreaks of war during his 60-year reign (1760-1820). He had inherited the throne during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), when England forced the French out of North America. A decade later, Great Britain lost its American colonies after being defeated in the Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Internal unrest developed in 1799, when insurrectionists began fighting for an independent Ireland; their rebellion resulted in the dissolution of the Irish parliament. During the final years of his reign, George III guided England through the Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815), during which the British triumphed over France and proved their naval superiority at the Battle of Trafalgar (1805). Unfortunately, the king was ruled insane before peace was restored. In 1811, his son, Prince George (George IV), was appointed Regent. Slightly yellowed, lightly soiled at upper left blank corner. Overall, fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 17½x20.
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