George III ruled the British Empire for 60 years between 1760 and 1820, but it was during his reign that the British colonies in America broke away and drafted the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The result was eight years of bitter fighting, before the British conceded defeat and George Washington was sworn in as the first U.S. President in 1789.
According to Thomas-Mace-Archer-Mills, founder of the British Monarchist Society, even Washington himself was guilty of exploiting “fake news” against the king for his own ends.
“You need that villain to actually justify why things were done, the way they were done,” he says. “And the American revolution didn’t have to be what it was. It didn’t have to turn out that way. General George Washington, his issue, the reason he was so involved in going against the British, is that he, being British, didn’t get what he wanted. He wanted to be British gentleman’s officer. He was never given that ability. So he was angry with his own people because he didn’t get what he wanted. George Washington is a character here who was very happy to be British until it didn’t suit him and his agenda anymore.”