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England's King George III:
When Your Leader is Insane
Wesley Mills

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: King George III of England (1760-1820) was described as dull, stupid, and very obstinate. He was insane and he “inflicted more profound and enduring injuries upon his country than any modern English king.” He refused to listen to advice from his political advisors, he lost the American colonies, he kept Britain embroiled in many wars on many fronts, and, under him, the monarchy lost virtually all political power. In America, he was a tyrant and oppressor. And yet, at the time of the American War of Independence, America was divided in its loyalty, with about half of American colonists favoring the king. Amazingly, despite George’s many, many faults, and despite his outright insanity, England survived and America thrived. What lessons can be learned from examining George III’s reign and analyzing his people’s response to it? In this lecture, Mr. Mills will explore the responses to George’s reign and discuss the realities of life under difficult political circumstances.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Wesley Mills holds a master's degree in English from the University of Rochester and a bachelor's degree in both History and English. His historical focus is on 18th-Century British history and culture and on oral traditions and, in particular, folktales, urban legends, conspiracies, and mysteries. His specialty in English is twofold: He focuses on 18th-Century British literature and specializes in college composition, rhetoric, and writing. He is a professor of cultural studies and writing at the State University of New York's Empire State College.

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Date: Monday, March 26, 2018
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $30 per event
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$150 for any combination of eight events, members only

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