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Ten years after ending of war with France, England joined a continental coalition against French revolutionary forces who sought total French supremacy throughout Europe. By 1797, most of Europe was under French control, with England going at it alone against oppressive French Republic. The British Navy again proved its worth by defeating French forces at Camperdown, Cape St. Vincent and Battle of Nile in 1797, and finally at Copenhagen in 1801. France sued for peace in 1802.
Napoleon Bonaparte came to power and in 1803 renewed attacks against England, which lasted until 1814. Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, led army whilst Lord Horatio Nelson, who won decisive battle off Cape Trafalgar, commanded British navy. In addition to war with France, England was also at war again with United States during period 1812-14, over British practice of conscripting American seamen into service in British Navy.
In 1814, both wars came to an end; Napoleon was defeated and England agreed not to press into service anymore-American sailors.
George's madness ultimately left fate of crown in hands of his eldest son George, Prince Regent. Prince George was put in unenviable position of attempting to govern according to increasingly erratic behaviour of his father.
King George III died blind, deaf and mad at Windsor Castle on January 29, 1820.
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Guide to Castles of Europe
A Guide to Castles of Europe was born from childhood dreams and aspirations. It is my hope to educate and stimulate you into exploring these castles for yourselves.