Known as the third longest ruling British Emperor in history after Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria, George III of the United Kingdom’s reign lasted 60 years. George III’s reign was full of conflicts in several British colonies in America, Africa and India. Although many of the British colonies were lost during the American War of Independence, George III defeated France and led Britain to become the dominant European power in Europe, Africa, and India. Although he was a great ruler, he has earned the reputation as a ‘tyrant’ among many historians. The mental illnesses that he suffered from towards the end of his life also contributed to this perception. We have compiled a list of his best quotes on country, freedom, wars, life and glory taken from his speeches and counsel meetings.
I can never suppose this country so far lost to all ideas of self-importance as to be willing to grant America independence; if that could ever be adopted I shall despair of this country being ever preserved from a state of inferiority and consequently falling into a very low class among the European States.