George III of the United Kingdom
George III (George William Frederick) (June 4, 1738 – January 29, 1820) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg ("Hanover") in the Holy Roman Empire until his promotion to King of Hanover on 12 October 1814.
- Born and educated in this country, I glory in the name of Britain.
- Speech to Parliament (18 November 1760), quoted in P. D. G. Thomas, George III: King and Politicians, 1760–1770 (Manchester University Press, 2002), p. 33
- By God, Harrison, I will see you righted!
- When the unhappy and deluded multitude, against whom this force will be directed, shall become sensible of their error, I shall be ready to receive the misled with tenderness and mercy!
- Address to Parliament (27 October 1775).
- I was the last to consent to the separation; but the separation having been made and having become inevitable, I have always said, as I say now, that I would be the first to meet the friendship of the United States as an independent power.
- To John Adams, as quoted in Adams, C.F. (editor) (1850–56), The works of John Adams, second president of the United States, vol. VIII, pp. 255–257, quoted in Ayling, p. 323 and Hibbert, p. 165.
- It is widely believed that George III wrote "Nothing important happened today" in his diary on July 4, 1776, the day the American Revolution began. In fact, this was made up by the scriptwriters of the series The X Files, as George III did not write a diary.