The Last King of America: Andrew Roberts on King George III

Uncommon Knowledge | 11 January 2022 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Andrew Roberts about his book The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III. Discusses the monarch who led England during the American Revolution and who has been made into something of a caricature by Americans, most recently by his portrayal in the musical Hamilton as a preening, stuck-up (but funny) king of England. Deconstructs that distortion to give a nuanced portrait of the man who created the conditions for America’s independence. Explains the dynamics between the British parliament and the nascent American government. Describes the writing of and subsequent British reaction to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

1 thought on “The Last King of America: Andrew Roberts on King George III

  1. I understand that it would limit the number of people willing to listen to his arguments, but Prof. Roberts should just forthrightly admit that the American Revolution was unjustified.

    It is striking how little attention the colonies and the colonists who remained loyal receive in comparison with the rebels.

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