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The madness of King George III

The madness of King George III

Modern medicine may help us to discover the real reasons behind King George III's erratic behaviour. In recent years it has become fashionable among historians to put his madness down to the physical, genetic blood disorder called porphyria. Its symptoms include aches and pains, as well as blue urine. Emerging evidence suggests he may have suffered with bipolar disorder.