World History Moment: The Royal Proclamation of 1763

King George III
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King George III
King George III Art Gallery ErgsArt - by ErgSap / Flickr

World History Moment: The Royal Proclamation of 1763

On October 7, 1763 King George III of Britain issued the Royal Proclamation that would outline how Britain planned to administer its colonial possessions, which it gained during the Seven Years War.

Historian John Schmidt explains why it proved so unpopular.