The Mad King & The Coronation Chair

The Mad King & The Coronation Chair

Royal historian and author Catherine Curzon

Endowed School Chapel, St Paul’s Street

2.30pm. £4.50


The madness of George III is legendary. Restrained, gagged, blistered and plied with leeches, the king suffered humiliating and brutal treatment at the hands of those who were charged with his care. In a country wracked by upheaval both at home and abroad, the monarch’s madness left Britain in turmoil whilst, imprisoned at Kew, he ranted and foamed at the mouth.

From the fearsome physician who strapped the sovereign to his fearsome coronation chair to the loyal queen whose hair turned grey, this is the story of a king in crisis.

About the speaker:

Catherine Curzon is a royal historian who writes on all matters 18th century at Her work has been featured on, the official website of BBC History Magazine and in Explore History, All About History, History of Royals and Jane Austens Regency World. She has provided additional research for An Evening with Jane Austen at the V&A and spoken at venues including the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, Lichfield Guildhall and Dr Johnsons House.

Her books, Life in the Georgian Court, and The Crown Spire, are available now.

More in Live Shows...

We use cookies on this website to improve how it works and how it’s used.

Accept & Continue