The Madness of King George

Factual error: In the opening shot of the film, a big oak door opens - carved in it is the date 1862 - 42 years after George III died.

Deliberate mistake: Thurlow tries to blackmail Fox by showing him evidence that the Prince of Wales has illegally married Maria Fitzherbert. In reality, Fox - who had been kept in the dark by the Prince - learned the truth about the marriage in 1787, the year before the film's action begins.

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Factual error: Early in the film, the King is fretting about the Colonies and he places his hand on a globe that shows the Louisiana Territory (purchased 1803) and Oregon (claimed as a result of Lewis & Clark expedition 1804-06) as part of America. It has already been established that the year is 1788.

Warren: When will you get it into your head that one can produce a copious, regular and exquisitely turned evacuation every day of the week and still be a stranger to reason.

Dr. Willis: If the King refuses food, He will be restrained. If He claims to have no appetite, He will be restrained. If He swears and indulges in meaningless discourse... He will be restrained. If He throws off his bed-clothes, tears away His bandages, scratches at His sores, and if He does not strive every day and always towards His OWN recovery... then He must be restrained.
George III: I am the King of England.
Dr. Willis: No, sir. You are the patient.

Fox: God rot all royals! Give us the wisdom of America.

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