1788. Vicar and self-made doctor, Francis Willis was the eighth medical practitioner called to attend (Mad) King George 3 that year.
Dr. Willis stopped the King acting like a raving lunatic by strapping him into a straight-jacket and force-feeding him knockout drugs...
1804. Once again the King began fondling his daughters, pissing all over the palace furniture and screaming obscenities at anyone who tried to stop him. He refused any treatment by Dr. Willis. He told his Prime Minister, Henry Addington, he would not sign Treasury Bills if Dr. Willis came anywhere near the Palace.
Without the Head Of State’s signature, Parliament can not collect taxes, pay the army, etc, etc..
The King threatening to go on strike gave Parliament the opportunity to declare him insane and appoint
Priny, the Prince of Wales as Regent. [acting Head Of State]
But Priny’s behaviour was no better than his father's.
It had become common knowledge Priny had stabbed himself. And then threatened to shoot himself if Maria Fitzherbert refused to marry him.
Instead of going shopping, Maria had consented!
He committed bigamy when his
father threatened to disinherit him if he refused to marry his German
cousin, Caroline of Brunwick.
By this time, Priny’s hatred of his bigamous wife Caroline was the talk of European courts.
Prime Minister Henry Addington consulted Doctor Samuel Simmonds of Saint Lukes Hospital for Lunatics. Simmonds managed to coax the King into signing Treasury Bills, while convincing him he needed drugs and occasionally the straightjacket. Priny was fuming with Addington. He promised kick-backs and titles galore to MP’s who could help him on to the Throne. He was usually too drunk to attract any serious support.
At one of his lavish diners for thirty potential placemen, he shouted down the table. ‘Hello Sir Charles. Have you seen Mother Windsor lately?’ Mother Windsor was an infamous virgin [child] procurer to the “gentry.” Sir Charles’s wife, Lady Bamfylde, had been one of Priny’s legion of mistress’s. Although
King George 3 was undoubtedly unfit to rule, the Establishment stoutly resisted the Priny alternative.
George 3. Admiring the Gardens at Windsor Castle
Several attempts were made on George’s life. 1800. Sitting in his box at Dury Lane Theatre two shots narrowly missed his head, sinking into the wall two feet behind him. George, being George, insisted the show go on. He then fell asleep. In 1803 Edward Marcus Despard and six accomplices, were hung drawn and quartered for plotting George’s death.
Royal Table Talk
June 1804. Over dinner at Windsor, Mad George informed his wife and daughters he was about to take a mistress. Either, Lady Pembroke, Lady Buckley or Lady Rutland. He hadn’t quiet decided. The following morning he drove over to Great Lodge, Windsor Park, with two of his (nine) daughters. He told the staff to prepare the Lodge to accommodate his mistress. He then said he needed to talk to Sally, one of the housemaids. He sent his daughters upstairs while he locked himself in a downstairs room with the maid - for a happy hour. The King had cartloads of servant girls. Had; being the operative word. Some ran away from his embraces. Most, like Sally, were quite happy working under the King. George’s maids who became pregnant were usually given a "lump-sum." Even in old age George’s sex-life mirrored his
depraved son Priny.
It would be an interesting exercise for the Guardian to research the cost of illegal palace pay-offs, illegal pensions, illegal Dukedoms, illegal Earldoms ect.,
given to royal bastards and their bastards since the Civil List started. And
demand the bastards pay it back - with interest.