‘Queen Charlotte’: Was George Really the “Mad King”?

Editor’s note: The below contains spoilers for Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.Episode 4 of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is a truly shocking, heartbreaking thing to behold — and definitely something fans weren’t expecting to see coming out of the Bridgerton universe.

After all, the original show based on the series of books by Julia Quinn is usually filled only with light-hearted romance.

No one would ever be able to predict that its first spin-off would feature a whole hour of its romantic lead being tortured to exhaustion by a half-sadistic, half-well-intentioned physician.

The romantic lead in question is none other than the titular queen’s (India Amarteifio) husband, King George III (Corey Mylchreest).

The reason for his suffering? His bouts of hallucination and disorganized speech result from a mysterious, poorly comprehended mental illness.

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