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.

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King George VI

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Chindits

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

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Coronation of George VI - fig tree

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

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D-Day

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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Church House - opened

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

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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 plaque - Fulham

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

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