Apr 02, 2014 · Britain’s George V was the grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the second son of Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark. George Frederick Ernest Albert of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha...
George V (r. 1910-1936) Prince George Frederick Ernest Albert, second son of the Prince and Princess of Wales (later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra) was born on 3 June 1865 at Malborough House and baptised on 7 July at Windsor Castle.
May 30, 2021 · George V, in full George Frederick Ernest Albert, (born June 3, 1865, London, England—died January 20, 1936, Sandringham, Norfolk), king of the United Kingdom from 1910 to 1936, the second son of Prince Albert Edward, later King Edward VII.
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George was born the second son of the Prince and Princess of Wales (later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra). He married a distant cousin (his double second cousin once removed) Mary of Teck(later Queen Mary), and they stayed married until his death. George was known as the Duke of York for many years until his grandmother, Queen Victoria, died peacefully at the age of 81. His father, Edward, inherited the throne gaining the nickname "Edward the Peaceful" for his hard work maintaining stability when tensions were increasing. Edward's death was greeted with great sadness across the empire, George describing him as "my best friend". By the time George became king Britain was the richest, most powerful nation in the world and during his reign the Empire expanded to its greatest ever extent.
George was quick to prove himself a decent and popular monarch. He became a symbol of British resistance during the First World War in which he, and his wife, visited the war front regularly. However, at home his popularity was waning with even H.G Wells referring to him as "an alien" because of his German background (his grandfather Prince Albert was German). Growing increasingly worried he changed the family name to “Windsor" to remove any association with a German heritage. He was seriously injured when thrown by his horse at a troop review in France. As the war came to a close many world monarchies were abolished or diminished, yet under the reign of George V the monarchy remained very much firmly established and as popular with the ordinary public as his late father. He worked hard as King, visiting many places and meeting many people, from world leaders to working class miners. The King also made friendly relations with socialist Labour party politicians and trade union member...
Seriously ill, on the evening of 15 January 1936, the King took to his bedroom at Sandringham House feeling unwell; he died on the 20th January. He was 70 years old. He lay in Westminster Hall before his state funeral. A night previous all his surviving sons mounted guard, known as the Vigil of the Princes as a mark of deep respect. Statues of King George V were erected across the world and he has been portrayed numerous times by actors. It was not known until recently that he had been deliberately euthanized by his chief physician, Lord Dawson of Penn. Dawson issued a bulletin with words that became famous: "The King's life is moving peacefully towards its close". Dawson's private diary, unearthed after his death and made public in 1986, reveals that the King's last words, a mumbled "God damn you!", were addressed to his nurse when she gave him a sedative on the night of 20 January. Dawson wrote that he hastened the King's death by injecting him with a lethal combination of morphin...
HM King George V had many titles from his birth to his death. His titles were: 1. June 1865 – 24 May 1892: His Royal Highness Prince George of Wales 2. 24 May 1892 – 22 January 1901: His Royal Highness The Duke of York 3. 22 January 1901 – 9 November 1901: His Royal Highness The Duke of Cornwall and York 4. 9 November 1901 – 6 May 1910: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales 5. 9 November 1901 – 6 May 1910: His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay (Scotland only) 6. 6 May 1910 – 20 January 1936: His Majesty The King He was also often referred to as His Imperial Majesty The King within the British Empireor His Most Gracious Majesty The King, although this was not his official title.Media related to George Vat Wikimedia CommonsQuotations related to George V of the United Kingdomat Wikiquote
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King George VI: On 11 December 1936, when George VI became king there were 8 descendants of George V in the line of succession (The King's 2 daughters, 3 siblings, and 3 nephews). A niece was born 2 weeks later. The oldest brother, Edward VIII, was not in the line having abdicated the throne to marry the woman of his choice.
Jul 03, 2020 · The group portrait of all six children of King George V and Queen Mary was autographed by them, although it is possible someone signed John's (left with Edward) name. Prince George, Duke of Kent...