RepositoryRoyal Archives
CollectionGeorge III Calendar
Record TypeCorrespondence
ReferenceGEO/MAIN/1-1344
TitleGeorge III Calendar
Date1729-1772
DescriptionCorrespondence and official papers of George III with British and Hanoverian Ministers and government officials
LanguageEnglish
Extent1401 documents
LevelCollection
Admin HistoryBorn 1738, the eldest son of Frederick, Prince of Wales and his wife Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, George assumed the title of Prince of Wales following the early death of his father in 1751; like his father, the young prince had no official role as Prince of Wales. Acceding to the throne on 25 October 1760, George III was crowned on 22 September the following year along with his new bride, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The new king took an active role in government, taking his responsibilities as monarch seriously. One of Britain's longest reigning monarchs, George III reigned until his death in 1820 although the onset of his final illness in 1811 incapacited him to such an extent that a regency lead by his eldest son, George, was in effect from this time onwards.
ArrangementThese records were at a previous stage arranged chronologically. Further chronological arrangement was undertaken during cataloguing in Summer 2017 where documents were found to have been incorrectly dated and sequenced. Documents which cannot be precisely dated have been put at the top of the series or subseries
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