ecause he was generally in political opposition to him and led a loose life.
After a serious dispute with Russia, which threatened to seize Turkey, and another
George III. with Spain, war with revolutionized France began in 1793, and the most arbitrary rule was exercised in England, driving the people at times to the verge of revolution.
Ireland was goaded into rebellion, which was suppressed by the most cruel methods—equal in atrocity to any perpetrated by the French in La Vendee and Brittany.
The union of Great Britain and Ireland was effected in 1800, the parliament of the latter ceasing to exist.
Against the King's wishes, peace was made with France in 1802; but war was again begun the next year.
Then came the struggle with Napoleon Bonaparte, which lasted until the overthrow of that ruler at Waterloo, June, 1815.
In 1810 the King lost his youngest and favorite daughter, Amelia, by death.
His anxiety during her illness deprived him of reason.
He had been threatened wit