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.
Did You Know?
A rare movie to have two actors named Rupert in the cast. See more
In the film, all the daughters of George III and Charlotte are portrayed as young children. However, in 1788 the daughters were ages 22, 20, 18, 12, 11, and 5. See more
The government is still in bed.
Music by George Frideric Handel
Heard at the concert the king attends See more