A psychiatrist writes a full-bodied, animated, exhaustive biography of George III, written with the emphasis on his insanity, but against a complete picture of his reign and his period. It is a tragic story of the conservative, obstinate, overconscientious man with an overweening sense of duty and kingship, which resulted in attacks of manic depression. The problems of his reign, the dissension within and without, the failures of his dissipated offspring all fostered the germs of madness. His closing years were the natural outcome. A moving story of the Hanoverian Lear.