Person    | Male  Born 3/6/1865  Died 20/1/1936

King George V

Categories: Royalty, Seriously Famous

Reigned: 1910 - 1936. Born third in line to the throne, after his father (who became King Edward VII) and his elder brother Prince Albert Victor, who died early.  Crowned on 22 June 1911. 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.

Father of King Edward VIII and King George VI.

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Alfred Turner - lost blue plaque

Our colleague Alan Patient took this photograph in 2010. By 2016 it had been ...

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Australia House - centenary of its opening

This stone marks the visit of their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales &amp...

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Australia House - laying of foundation stone

This stone was laid by His Majesty King George V on the twenty-fourth day of ...

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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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Coronation of King George V

This is the foundation stone of the tower.

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Edward VII statue - Waterloo Place

Unveiled by George V, his son.

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Entrance to the Rotherhithe Tunnel - north

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

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Entrance to the Rotherhithe Tunnel - south

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

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Guy's War Memorial

Unveiled by the Duke of York

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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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King George V and Queen Mary. Vita Sackville-West's novel "The Edwardians" has an evocative description of this coronation from the perspective of a young Lord.

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