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

King George VI

Categories: Royalty, Seriously Famous

Became king when his brother, Edward VIII, abdicated. Like his father George V, he was born a second son and rather unexpectedly ascended to the throne. Like his grandfather, Edward VII, he was born as Prince Albert, and was known as Bertie in the family but took a different name on taking 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.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
King George VI

Commemorated ati

Chindits

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

Read More

Coronation of George VI - fig tree

This plaque was planned during turbulent times in the royal-watching communit...

Read More

D-Day

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

Read More

George VI and the library

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

Read More

George VI statue

De Soissons designed the monument.

Read More

Show all 14

This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
King George VI

Creations i

Church House - opened

This building was opened by His Majesty King George VI accompanied by Her Maj...

Read More

George V statue

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

Read More

Kentish Town garden of remembrance

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

Read More

London Fire Brigade HQ

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

Read More

London Troops memorial plaque - Fulham

We recognised this as a flat version of the monument at the Royal Exchange an...

Read More

Other Subjects

St Elizabeth of Hungary

St Elizabeth of Hungary

Princess and saint.  Born either in the castle of Sárospatak, or in Pozsony, both in the Kingdom of Hungary.  She was married at the age of fourteen to Louis IV, the Landgrave of Thuringia, and wid...

Person, Religion, Royalty, Hungary

1 memorial
King Edward III

King Edward III

Born Windsor Castle, son of Edward II.  Reigned 1327, aged 15, until his death at Sheen manor house (later known as Richmond Palace).  Succeeded by his grandson, Richard II, son of Edward the Black...

Person, Royalty

4 memorials
Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The fiftieth anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II.  The Golden Jubilee Weekend took place between 1 and 4 June 2002 in London.

Event, Royalty

10 memorials
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Born at the villa 'Mon Repos', the summer retreat of the Greek royal family, on the island of Corfu. Married Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and was her dutiful consort from 1952 until his death. 2017:...

Person, Royalty, Seriously Famous

31 memorials
Tsar Nicholas II and family

Tsar Nicholas II and family

The Russian Imperial Romanov family were murdered in Ekaterinburg on the 4th July 1918. Tsar Nicholas of Russia (1868 - 1918) ruled from 1 November 1894 - 15 March 1917. WW1 led to the February Re...

Group, Royalty, Tragedy

1 memorial