George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was concurrently the last Emperor of India until August 1947, when the British Raj was dissolved.
Queen stepped in for King George VI as a teen during WW2 - 'Taking it in her stride'
THE QUEEN cemented her commitment to Crown and country during World War 2, when she stepped in for King George VI, despite only being a teenager.
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- Family and Early Life. King George VI was born Albert Frederick Arthur George Saxe-Coburg-Gotha on December 14, 1895, in Norfolk, England. Though formally known as "His Highness Prince Albert of York," within the family the future king was called "Bertie," and, as a young man, "Albert."
- Military Service and Education. In 1909, Prince Albert graduated from the Royal Naval Academy at Osborne, finishing at the bottom of his class in the final exam.
- George VI’s Wife and Kids. Around 1920 Prince Albert became reacquainted with Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, whom he had met as a child through their families' close relationship.
- Why Did King George Get the Throne? King George VI’s father, King George V, had reservations about his first son, Prince Edward (Duke of Windsor), taking the throne.
George VI (r.1936-1952) George VI became King unexpectedly following the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII, in December 1936. A conscientious and dedicated man, he worked hard to adapt to the role into which he was suddenly thrown. Reserved by nature, and of deep religious belief, he was helped in his work by his wife.
George VI, also called (1920–36) Prince Albert, duke of York, in full Albert Frederick Arthur George, (born December 14, 1895, Sandringham, Norfolk, England—died February 6, 1952, Sandringham), king of the United Kingdom from 1936 to 1952.
Although traditionally a feminine activity, King George VI was a proficient embroiderer and set of chair coverings he made are still kept in Windsor Castle. Normally went to bed at midnight and was awoken at 7:30am.
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Feb 23, 2020 · (CNN) Sixty-eight years ago this month, King George VI died and left behind a legacy as a ruler who upheld the crown through scandal and war — despite never wanting to ascend to the throne. And, of...