I like King George III. Yes, he was king during the American Revolution. I, of course, had studied about the American Revolution, but had  not studied anything about the man who was king at the time. But I write regency romances now, so I must learn all I can about that time period.

During his reign the king had bouts with “madness”. The bouts would come and go, until the last 10 years of his reign. From 1810 to 1820 his son became regent–acting in the king’s stead since the king was incapable of fulfilling his duties.

So why do I like this man who was proclaimed “mad”?

When he was “sane” he had a strong faith, he loved his family, and seemed to be very personable.

I was reading in the biography George the Third, his court, and family, Volume 2 of an incident that I find fascinating. Here is an excerpt from the book:

In one of the King’s excursions, during the hay-harvest, in the neighbourhood of Weymouth, he passed a field where only one woman was at work. His Majesty asked her where the rest of her companions were.

The woman answered, they were gone to see the King.

“And why did you not go with them? rejoined His Majesty.

“The fools,” replied the woman, “that are gone to town, will lose a day’s work by it, and that is more than I can afford to do. I have five children to work for.”

“Well, then,” said His Majesty, putting some money into her hands, “you may tell your companions who are gone to see the King, that the King came to  see you.”

Isn’t that fascinating? The King came to see you.

The KING

came to

YOU.

Matthew 2

The Visit of the Magi

1After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem 2and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east[b] and have come to worship him.”

Matthew 27:11 (New International Version)

Jesus Before Pilate

11Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”
“Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied.

2 Corinthians 8:9 (New International Version)

9For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

Philippians 2

5Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
6Who, being in very nature[a] God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
7but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
9Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Matthew 27:36-38 (New International Version)

36And sitting down, they kept watch over him there. 37Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS. 38Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left

Revelation 1

4John,
To the seven churches in the province of Asia:

Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits[a] before his throne, 5and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen