William Sterling

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Life and Times of King George IV

George IV waited till he was nearly 60 before succeeding as king but once he had was diligent and successful. Course Description George IV is perhaps best remembered as the Prince Regent whose extravagance was matched by his good taste.  He built Brighton Pavilion in an exotic style which led the way to great changes… Read more »

This tag: British Kings and Queens

Life and Times of King George III

Infamous for “losing” America and going mad, George III was the first English-born king for 70 years and a great patriot who supported agricultural improvements and helped advance learning in the Age of the Enlightenment. What is the course about? Infamous for “losing” America and going mad, George III was the first English-born king for… Read more »

This tag: British Kings and Queens

Life and Times of King George II

What is the course about?l George II is perhaps best remembered as the last British monarch to lead his troops into battle and also as the instigator of the custom of standing for the Hallelujah Chorus in Handel’s Messiah.  His reign marked the high point of Handel’s career which the King did much to promote… Read more »

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