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?
: The MP who begins his speech "No-one, Mr. Speaker, entertains a higher regard for His Majesty than I do..." is the author of the original play and the movie script. See more
The red dispatch box in which the Prime Minister carries papers for the monarch to sign dates from Victorian times. The first PM to use it was William Gladstone around 1860. See more
I have You in my eye, sir. And I shall KEEP You in my eye until You learn to behave and do as You're told.
I am the King. I tell, I am not TOLD. I am the VERB, sir, not the OBJECT.
Featured in The King's Speech
Music by George Frideric Handel
Heard at the concert the king attends See more