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
A globe shows post-1846-but-before-1848 United States boundaries, including the Louisiana Purchase and Oregon Territory, but with California and Nevada (among other territories) still Mexican. See more
The Prince of Wales cannot marry without the King's consent and he CANNOT marry a Catholic. You performed an illegal ceremony.
And they only give me ten pound for it.
Here's another ten pounds. Keep this to yourself.
[He gives the clergyman money and starts tearing the page from the register
Here, you can't do that, it's against the law.
I *am* the law.
Played by the bell-ringers See more