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?
There had been some question as to whether Sir Nigel Hawthorne
was sixty-five at the time of filming. King George III was fifty at the time of his first bout of insanity. 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
[walking past a row of bowing courtiers
Elbow people! Knee gentlemen! Bending persons! Hand kissers!
Referenced in Borderlands
Played by the bell-ringers See more