A very entertaining biography, although the times and people of King George III are far back in history.
It is interesting to see how much more approachable were public figures in those times, and the King made no exeption, despite the different attempted assassination he went through. He was even used to pop, unannounced, into his subjects' homes in Windsor as well as in Celtenham, where he occasionally went for periods of cure.
After a "promising start", as states the title of a chapter of the book, his reign was not an easy one. Amongst the major afflictions of George III were certainly the withdrawal of the American Territories from the Crown, the often turbolent relationship between himself and the Parliament, let alone the one with his eldest son, the future George IV. Despite this, the only really sad chapter of the book is the one regarding the King's daughters, their secluded girlhood, and the effect of that seclusion on the rest of their lives.
The King went through alternate periods of high popularity and unpolularity; his reign was though the first one to be celebrated by a jubilee, in 1809, very much partecipatd by all kind of people and held just in time before the last and definitive worsening of his mental illness.
George III managed to turn it into a kind of "creative" or maybe provocative lunacy, considering dead people still living, sometimes also talking to them, and considering passed away people who were still alive, occasionally including himself in this last category. He referred to some pieces of music that he liked "when he was in the world" and sometimes wore his mourning clothes "in memory of George III, for he was a good man".