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Edmund Burke

Cursed by ancestry,bedeviled by his posterity, beset by forces he could not grasp, George III is usually remembered as the ogre of Jefferson’s Declaration. An eminent English historian reassesses that strange and pathetic personality

Poor George III still gets a bad press. Read more >>

A leading American historian challenges the long-entrenched interpretation originated by the late Charles A. Beard

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