Comment: King George III, King of Great Britain and Ireland (1760 - 1820)

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King George III, King of Great Britain and Ireland (1760 - 1820)

King George III & the American Revolution. <(1738 - 1820)
He labeled rebel leaders traitors. What ensued was a year of fighting. In 1776, the colonies declared their independence and made a list of their grievances to the King. At the same time, the American revolutionaries were asking support from the populace.

George was always accused of trying to keep his nation at war with the American revolutionaries. He did not heed counsel from his advisors. According to George Trevelyan, a Victorian author, George had a strong determination not to acknowledge the American independence. He wanted to punish their contumacy by indefinitely prolonging a war which he promised to would be ongoing for eternity. George wanted to keep the rebels poor, anxious and harassed until the day comes when their disappointment and discontent were transformed into remorse and penitence.

Early in 1778, France signed an alliance treaty with the United States of America which further escalated the conflict. Later on, the Dutch Republic and Spain joined France. Realizing that Britain was on its own without a single ally... The opposition to the costly war got stronger which resulted to the Gordon Riots in 1780.

Late in 1781, Lord Cornwallis surrendered...

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