Definitions for "George III"
Keywords:  colonists, reign, iii, ireland, britain
George III was a king who liked to govern as well as reign. His determination not to grant concessions to North American colonists led Lord North to introduce the Tea Act of 1773. The Boston Tea Party was a response to the Tea Act. American Independence followed a few years later.
King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1820; the American colonies were lost during his reign; he became insane in 1811 and his son (later George IV) acted as regent until 1820 (1738-1820)
1738-1820 King of Great Britain and Ireland (1760-1820). His government's policies led to the American War of Independence in 1776 and to the colonization of Australia.
1760 Regency 1814-1830
The style period from 1760-1820. The rise of the wealthy middle class resulted in a huge increase the furniture industry; thus, more examples of late Georgian furniture survive than from any prior period. Styles from this period include Sheraton, Hepplewhite, Regency, and Adam (see definitions).