A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. As he loses his senses, he becomes both more alive and more politically marginalized; neither effect desirable to his lieutenants, who jimmy the rules to avoid a challenge to regal authority, raising the question of who is really in charge. Written by
Dan Hartung <email@example.com>
His Majesty was all powerful and all knowing. But he wasn't quite all there.
Did You Know?
Since Helen Mirren was nominated for playing Queen Charlotte, she went on to win her Best Actress Oscar for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen
(2006), who is a descendant of King George III. See more
In the very first shot, the door of the antechamber that Greville knocks on has the date 1862 carved into it (on the left-hand side). See more
You see that the King did not write his own speech, Mr. Pitt.
The King will do as he's told, Mr. Fox.
Then why not be rid of him? If a few ramshackle colonists in America can send him packing, why can't we?
Referenced in Borderlands
Zadok the Priest
Music by George Frideric Handel
(as G H Handel) See more