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King George V
King George VI
Biographical Information
Real Name: George Frederick Ernest Albert
Title: King George V
King of the United Kingdom
Emperor of India
Reign: 6 May 1910 – 20 January 1936
Coronation: 22 June 1911
Predecessor: Edward VII
Successor: Edward VIII
Born: 3 June 1865
Death: 20 January 1936
Age: 70
Religion: Church of England
Church of Scotland
House: Windsor
Gender: Male
Originally From: London, England
Parents: Edward VII (Father)
Alexandra of Denmark (Mother)
Wife: Mary of Teck
Family: Queen Victoria(Grandmother)
Prince Charles (Great-great-Grandson)
Prince William (Great-great-great-Grandson)
Prince Harry (Great-great-great-Grandson)
Children: Edward VIII † (Son)
George VI † (Son)
Princess Mary † Daughter)
Prince Henry † (Son)
Prince George † (Son)
Burial: 28 January 1936
St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
TV Character Information
Signature: HRH George VI Signature


George V was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936.

He was the second son of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), and grandson of the then reigning British monarch, Queen Victoria. From the time of his birth, he was third in the line of succession behind his father and his own elder brother, Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale. From 1877 to 1891, George served in the Royal Navy, until the unexpected death of his elder brother in early 1892 put him directly in line for the throne. On the death of his grandmother in 1901, George's father became King-Emperor of the British Empire, and George was created Prince of Wales. He succeeded his father in 1910. He was the only Emperor of India to be present at his own Delhi Durbar.

His reign saw the rise of socialism, communism, fascism, Irish republicanism, and the Indian independence movement, all of which radically changed the political landscape. The Parliament Act 1911 established the supremacy of the elected British House of Commons over the unelected House of Lords. As a result of the First World War (1914–18) the empires of his first cousins Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany fell while the British Empire expanded to its greatest effective extent. In 1917, George became the first monarch of the House of Windsor, which he renamed from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as a result of anti-German public sentiment. In 1924 he appointed the first Labour ministry and in 1931 the Statute of Westminster recognized the dominions of the Empire as separate, independent states within the Commonwealth of Nations. He had health problems throughout much of his later reign and at his death was succeeded by his eldest son, Edward VIII.

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King George VI
   
   
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Prince Charles
   
   
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Prince Andrew
   
   
Prince Edward
   
   
   
   
   
   
David Linley
   
   
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Prince George ♔
   
   
   
   
Princess Charlotte

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