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King George VI

Person  Male  Born 14/12/1895  Died 6/2/1952

Categories: Royalty, Seriously Famous

Became king unexpectedly when his brother, Edward VIII, abdicated. Like his uncle Edward VII he was born as Prince Albert, known as Bertie in the family and took a different name on ascending the throne. This Bertie adopted the title King George VI to express continuity and to restore confidence in the monarchy. Reigned: 1936-52. Father of Queen Elizabeth II. A (natural) left-hander who struggled with a stammer all his life and looked remarkably like the actor Colin Firth.

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Unless we missed it, Cairns' name is not included in the Green Park Memorial ...

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Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group D-Day 6 June 1944, the Norman...

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George VI and the library

The opening of a temporary library seems a rather minor event for which to ge...

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George VI statue

De Soissons designed the monument.

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King George VI Memorial Garden

Borough of Wood Green. King George VI Memorial Garden. This garden was provid...

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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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Kentish Town garden of remembrance

This garden of remembrance was opened on the 10th April 1948 by Her Majesty Q...

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London Fire Brigade HQ

Opened by His Majesty King George VI accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen, 21...

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London Troops memorial - Fulham

On this wall are attached 3 memorials: two large stone panels (one for each w...

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London Troops War Memorial

Designed by Aston Webb with figures by Alfred Drury. The Duke of York who un...

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