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?
Rupert Everett and Dame Helen Mirren played characters who were blood relatives; Everett as King George VI, father of Queen Elizabeth II in A Royal Night Out (2015); Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, daughter of King George VI in The Queen (2006). See more
In the very first shot, the door of the antechamber that Greville knocks on has the date 1862 carved into it (on the left-hand side). See more
Prince of Wales
Do you like music, Warren?
If it's played, sir, I listen to it.
Music by George Frideric Handel
Heard at the concert the king attends See more