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Ep. 3: Andrew Roberts on King George III
School of WarNov 2, 2021
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Biography

Andrew Roberts is a professor, author, and military historian. He's written or edited nearly 20 books, including biographies of Sir Winston Churchill and Napoleon, as well as his latest title, The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III. Roberts is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and the War Studies Department at King’s College, London.

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  • 03:02- Introduction
  • 04:05 - Why King George?
  • 06:20 - How Britain wages war
  • 13:39 - Party and class politics
  • 15:44 - Britain's military strategy during the Revolutionary War
  • 19:10 - Comparisons between the Revolution and World War II
  • 20:30 - Fabian strategy in the Revolution
  • 23:15 - George III's role in the War
  • 25:52 - Forming new regiments
  • 28:01 - What the British learn from their defeat
  • 31:32 - Modern American portrayals of King George III
  • 33:23 - Critiquing King George III's leadership and performance


Recorded September 17, 2021