Aging King George III of England is exhibiting signs of madness, a problem little understood in 1788. As the monarch alternates between bouts of confusion and near-violent outbursts of temper, his hapless doctors attempt the ineffectual cures of the day. Meanwhile, Queen Charlotte and Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger attempt to prevent the king's political enemies, led by the Prince of Wales, from usurping the throne.
His Majesty was all powerful and all knowing. But he wasn't quite all there.
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The King refers to a piglet as a "Tamworth", a breed name not used until around 1810. See more
The cork's too tight in the bottle, that's the trouble. He must be the first King of England not to have a mistress.
Fifteen children seem to me to indicate a certain conscientiousness in that regard.
I'm talking of pleasure, not duty.
Referenced in Just a Minute: Episode #3.2
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