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King George V

Person   Born 3/6/1865 Died 20/1/1936

Categories: Royalty, Seriously Famous

Reigned: 1910 - 1936.  Born third in line to the throne, after his father (who became King Edward VII) and Prince Albert Victor, who died early. Married Princess Mary of Teck in 1893. Shy and solitary, he was good friends with his cousin Nicholas II of Russia, who had a similar disposition, having spent childhood holidays together. They also looked alike, to the extent that they could be mistaken for each other. When Nicholas II abdicated in 1917 the British government offered asylum but George was vigorously opposed. Nicholas was not popular in Britain and George did not wish to be so closely associated with him. 18 months later the whole Russian royal family was assassinated.

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Charing Cross Station - US President

The Guardian has a detailed description of the procession from Charing Cross ...

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Foundation stone for Royal Commonwealth Society

Edward Prince of Wales laid this stone in the 26th year of the reign of King ...

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George V statue

Unveiled by George VI and we thank Jamie Davis for finding this link to the B...

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King and Queen visit May Fair Hotel

On March 22nd 1927 their Majesties the King and Queen visited the May Fair Ho...

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King George's Field - E1

King George's Field

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Construction of the Rotherhithe Tunnel - north

This tunnel, constructed by the London County Council, was opened by H.R.H. T...

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Edward VII statue - Waterloo Place

Unveiled by George V, his son.

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King Edward VII Memorial

The main shaft is Portland stone and there is a useful granite seat around th...

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Lloyd's of London 1928 building foundation stone

This is the foundation stone of the 1928 Lloyd's building.

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Missions to Seamen Institute - Duke of York

This stone was laid by His Royal Highness, the Duke of York, KG October 9th 1893

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