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Jul 04, 2006

Leadership and Popularity in Wartime

The declaration of American independence on 4 July 1776, the end of the war with the surrender by British forces in 1782, and the defeat which the loss of the American colonies represented, could have threatened the Hanoverian throne. However, George's strong defence of what he saw as the national interest and the prospect of long war with revolutionary France made him, if anything, more popular than before.

-- KingGeorgeIII.com

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Comments

Not to mention that he was also completely insane.

Posted by: Jerry | Jul 6, 2006 11:43:41 AM

Jerry: but not according to the website! (link at bottom of blog).

Posted by: Phil | Jul 6, 2006 3:26:52 PM