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?
In reality, the Prince's illegal "marriage" to Maria Fitzherbert did not end until 1794 - about five years after the film's events. (They later reunited for a time after his disastrous marriage to Caroline of Brunswick.) See more
During all of the live musical performances (most notably during the George Frideric Handel
Water Music performance that the King attends) the instruments are tuned to the modern tuning of A=440Hz instead of the lower pitched A=415Hz that 18th century instruments were tuned to. See more
What of the colonies, Mr. Pitt?
America is now a nation, sir.
Is it? Well. We must try and get used to it. I have known stranger things. I once saw a sheep with five legs...
Referenced in Striking Range
Zadok the Priest
Music by George Frideric Handel
(as G H Handel) See more