From the announcement:
So many features of King George III’s long reign are extraordinary in retrospect including the American and French Revolutions. Among the most extraordinary is the king’s long struggle with mental illness. George III’s mental illness, the efforts of his family, court, and doctors to manage and treat it, and historians and others’ subsequent efforts to understand his ailment in light of modern diagnostic criteria shed important light not only on the eighteenth century, but every subsequent era as it confronts ‘the madness of George III’.
This exhibition is staged in connection with an event at King’s College London on 5 November 2019 entitled Mental Health and the Georgian World: The ‘Madness’ of George III to mark five years of the Georgian Papers Programme.