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A huge cache of papers from the reign of Britain's King George III detailing his dismay at the loss of America have been published online.

King George III was the last monarch to rule over the U.S. colonies, which declared independence in 1776.

Among the documents are a draft abdication letter from 1783 that was never sent, intimate correspondence between King George III and his wife Charlotte and a huge number of letters with detailed notes about the war in America.

The publication of the documents is part of a collaboration between the Royal Archives and King's College London to release more than 350,000 manuscripts relating to the Georgian monarchy by 2020.

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KG123King George III of England, by Johann Zoffany

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