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"A traitor is everyone who does not agree with me. ” — King George III
King George III, also known as George William Frederick was the King of Great Britain during the tumultuous 18th century and early 19th century. Though monarchs are often remembered for their conduct in their own country, King George III faced a series of unique challenges during his reign — and perhaps none was as significant as the rebellion of the American colonies. King George III reigned longer than any other British monarch before him, but the military conflicts that Britain was engaged in during his rule dealt the empire significant blows.
King George III was nearly doomed to be at war for the entirety of his reign from its very start. Soon after he took the throne, Great Britain finally defeated France in the lengthy Seven Years’ War. Under King George III, Britain was now the most dominant European power. With control of North American and India, it seemed Britain had all it wanted. Yet the conflict continued, forcing King George III to send his military into other areas of Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Perhaps the biggest blow to Britain and the king himself was the loss of the Thirteen Colonies in America thanks to the Revolutionary War. King George III did not handle the revolution well, earning himself a reputation abroad as a tyrant. His subjects at home didn’t care for his rule either, calling him a scapegoat for failed imperialism.
An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes collection of quality costume clothing, this children’s King George III costume is authentic to the 1700s and the attire worn by the British monarch himself. You’ll look just like the king who faced off with American colonists when you don this historically accurate costume set. To capture King George III’s 18th century royal attire accurately, this costume includes a long, fully lined red colonial frock coat (also known as a colonial jacket), a pair of black knee breeches (or knickers), a brown waistcoat (vest) with an attached lace jabot, and a pair of lace cuffs.
Of course, every King George III costume needs a few accessories, too. No regal man of the 18th century was considered well dressed without his gold shoulder epaulets, tricorn hat, white gloves, white shoulder sash, medal of honor, socks, and shoe buckles. If you’d like to enhance your attire with our Heritage Costume accessories (which are not included with the purchase of this costume), you can pair this costume outfit with these options from our wide selection of added details to create your very own personalized costume.
This high-quality King George III costume can be used for historical school events, play, or simply a fun day of pretending to be king of the British Empire in the 1700s. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this kids’ King George III British costume is built to last.
The American Revolutionary War began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Thirteen Colonies, but gradually grew into a world war between Britain on one side and the newly formed United States, France, Netherlands and Spain on the other.
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