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George V

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The son of Ruler Edward VII as well as the grandson of Queen Victoria of Britain, this person in royalty served from 1910 until 1936 as both Emperor of India and Ruler of the uk and the Uk Dominions. He was the 1st ruler of the home of Windsor. With two old brothers, he had not been likely to become ruler, and he spent a lot of his young life focused on a profession in the the Royal Navy. While stationed using the Royal Navy in Malta, the youthful George fell deeply in love with his cousin, Marie of Edinburgh, who later on refused his present of relationship. His relationship to Mary (“May”) of Teck was a content one that led to six kids. The couple’s two oldest sons, Edward VIII and George VI, both became Kings of England. His oldest son, Edward VIII, quit the throne to marry an American-born divorcee.

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Full Name George V
Date Of Birth June 3, 1865
Died January 20, 1936, Sandringham House, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth England
Profession Royalty
Nationality Indian, British, British Raj
Spouse Mary of Teck
Children George VI, Edward VIII, Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, Prince George, Duke of Kent, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, Prince John of the United Kingdom
Parents Edward VII, Alexandra of Denmark
Siblings Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, Maud of Wales, Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, Louise, Princess Royal, Prince Alexander John of Wales
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1Bore such a strong physical resemblance to his first cousin Tsar Nicholas II that when they were in the same room, people had a great deal of trouble telling the two apart.
2He was the great-great-grandfather of Prince William Windsor, Prince Harry Windsor, Zara Phillips, Peter Phillips, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie.
3He was the great-grandfather of Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Edward Wessex, Viscount Linley, and Sarah Armstrong-Jones.
4Was the first sitting British Monarch to visit the United States.
5Was the first Crown Prince of England to be allowed to serve in the Royal Navy. His father, King Edward VII, was barred from serving on account of being the Crown Prince. His great-uncle, King William IV, served in the Navy only because he was not actually the original Crown Prince, but became the Heir Apparent upon the death of his brother; George's grandfather; King George IV. Ever since his service, Crown Princes have been expected to serve in the military, and have done so: King Edward VIII, King George VI, and Prince Charles have all served in the Royal Navy. Prince William broke tradition slightly, by serving in the Royal Air Force instead.
6In 1924 he became the first British Royal to have his voice recorded when he opened the British Empire Exhibition.
7Had 6 children: Edward (1894-1972), Albert (1895-1952), Mary (1897-1965), Henry (1900-1974), George (1902-1942), and John (1905-1919).
8His coronation as Emperor of India in December 1911 was the last time the Delhi Durbar was held.
9To show his loyalty to the British people, George created the House of Windsor out of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha by royal proclamation in 1917, and ordered his family members to relinquish all claims to their German titles.
10Although as Prince of Wales he had struggled to conceal his contempt for socialism and the Liberal party, as King George V he kept his views hidden in accordance with his position as a constitutional monarch. His closest relationship with a politician was with his Labour Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald. The King was instrumental in persuading MacDonald to lead a coalition government during the financial crisis of 1931.
11He was strongly anti-war and following Benito Mussolini's invasion of Abyssinia in 1935 declared that he would rather abdicate than lead Britain through another world war.
12In the last year of his life Geoge V was frequently compared in appearance with Franz Josef. It was a melancholy comparison - the Austro-Hungarian Emperor was 86 when he died, the King not more than 70.
13In 1917, in the most questionable intervention of his reign, he personally forced David Lloyd George to withdraw his offer of asylum to Tsar Nicholas II and his family.
14Grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
15In 1924 George V fell ill with bronchitis and influenza, and took a cruise on his yacht to recover. In 1928 he fell seriously ill with septicemia and a blood infection, and his son the Prince of Wales ruled for the next two years as regent in all but name. The King's recovery was slow, particularly since he was allowed to resume smoking just four days after he was brought to hospital by ambulance. Even after he resumed public duties in 1930, he was never to be the same again. In the years leading up to his death he suffered from many ailments including pleurisy, chronic obstructive lung disease, bronchitis and emphysema.
16Queen Mary had been engaged to George's older brother, but he died before they could wed. So a marriage was arranged between Mary and George. Yet they fell deeply in love, and, in stark contrast to his father, George never took a mistress.
17Grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, Edward Windsor, and Duke of Gloucester. George nicknamed Elizabeth "Lillibet"; she affectionately called him "Grandpa England".
18Cousin of Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsarina Alexandra.
19Son of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.
20Father of the Duke of Windsor, King George VI, Mary the Princess Royal (1897-1965), the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, and Prince John (1905-1919).
21King of Great Britain and Ireland, and Emperor of India, from 1910 to 1936.


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Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Visit of Prince and Princess of Wales to Bristol1902Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall at Sydney1901Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of Cornwall)
Departure for Australia of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York1901Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of Cornwall and York)
Departure of Duke and Duchess of York1901Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of York)
Duke and Duchess of York Leaving Centennial Park1901Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of York)
Duke and Duchess of York Passing Menzies Hotel1901Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of York)
King and Duke of Cornwall Proceeding to Ophir1901Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of Cornwall)
King and Queen, Duke and Duchess with Suites1901Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of York)
King Edward, Duke of York and Royal Family1901Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of York)
King Edward, Queen Alexandra, Prince and Princess of Wales Entraining at Portsmouth1901Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of York)
Opening of the Australian Parliament by the Duke of Cornwall1901Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of Cornwall)
Reception of Royal Party on the Jetty1901Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of York)
Royal Party Leaving the Canteen1901Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of York)
The Duke of York's Return1901Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of York)
The Visit of the Duke and Duchess of York1901Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of York)
Two Generations of Britain's Future Kings1901Documentary shortHimself
Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York Landing at Queenstown, Ontario1901Documentary shortHimself
Duke and Duchess of York Leaving the Railroad Station at Montreal, Canada1901Documentary shortHimself
Duke and Duchess of York Marching Through the Streets of Montreal1901Documentary shortHimself
Duke and Duchess of York Presenting Medals to Boer War Veterans at the Unveiling of the Queen's Statue1901Documentary shortHimself
Duke of York at Montreal and Quebec1901Documentary shortHimself
Garden Party in Honor of the Duke and Duchess of York1901Documentary shortHimself
The Duke and Duchess of York Arriving at Quebec1901Documentary shortHimself
Duke and Duchess of York's Return1901Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of York)
Return of the Prince and Princess of Wales1901Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Duke and Duchess of York at a Garden Party1900Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of York)
Duke and Duchess of York at Conway1899Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of York)
Prince of Wales, Duke of York and Prince Christian Arrive1899Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of York)
Prince of Wales, Duke of York and Royalty1899Documentary shortHimself (as Duke of York)
Biography1962TV Series documentaryHimself
Bezoek van de koning en de koningin van Engeland1922DocumentaryHimself
Britain's Bulwarks, No. 9: King George and Queen Mary Witness the Black Arts of War1918Documentary shortHimself
Hearst-Pathé News, No. 311918ShortHimself
Universal Current Events, No. 81917ShortHimself
Hearst-Pathé News, No. 521917ShortHimself
Mutual Weekly, No. 1031916ShortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 411916Documentary shortHimself
Pathé News, No. 531916ShortHimself
Hearst-International News Pictorial, No. 521916Documentary shortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 221916Documentary shortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 1351914Documentary shortHimself
Cambridgeshire Race Meet1914Documentary shortHimself
England's King at Liverpool1913Documentary shortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 681913Documentary shortHimself
A Royal Visit to Ireland1913Documentary shortHimself
Arrival at Howrah1912Himself
Delhi Durbar and Coronation1912/IHimself
Grand Delhi Coronation Durbar and Royal Visit to Calcutta Including Their Majesties' Arrival at Amphitheatre1912Himself
Their Imperial Majesties in Calcutta1912Himself
Visit to Bombay and Exhibition1912Himself
Pathé's Weekly, No. 281912ShortHimself
Views in Calcutta, India1912Documentary shortHimself - King of England
Incidents of the Durbar at Delhi1912Documentary shortHimself
National Chronicle, No. 11912ShortHimself
Delhi Durbar1912Documentary shortHimself
Delhi Durbar and Coronation1912/IIDocumentary shortHimself
L'incoronazione di Giorgio V Re di Inghilterra1912Documentary shortHimself
Our King Emperor and Queen Empress Hold a Durbar in Delhi1912ShortHimself
Great Delhi Durbar and Presentation of Colours1911ShortHimself
King's Visit to Bombay1911Himself
Their Imperial Majesties in Bombay1911Himself
Their Imperial Majesties in Delhi1911Himself (Emperor of India)
Pathé's Weekly, No. 421911ShortHimself
S.M. il Re d'Inghilterra1911Documentary shortHimself
Entierro de Eduardo VII y coronación de Jorge V de Inglaterra1910Documentary shortHimself
The King Opening Parliament1910Documentary shortHimself
The Opening of Parliament1910Documentary shortHimself
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Decorating the Monument of Champlain and Receiving Addresses of Welcome from the Mayor of Quebec, the Governor General of Canada and Vice President Fairbanks, Representative of the United States1908Documentary shortHimself - Prince of Wales
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Viewing the Grand Military Review on the Plains of Abraham, Quebec1908Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Arrival of the Prince and Princess of Wales1906Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Arrival of the Prince of Wales at Calcutta1906Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Presentation of Ivory Casket to Prince of Wales1906Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince and Princess of Wales at Gwalior1906Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince of Wales in India1906Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince of Wales on the Royal Barge Mandalay1906Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Réception du Prince et de la Princesse de Galles aux Indes: Bombay et Ceylan1906Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
The Grand Entry of Prince of Wales into Gwalior1906Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
The Prince of Wales in Calcutta1906Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Return of T.R.H. the Prince and Princess of Wales1906Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Review of the Indian Army at Gwalior1906Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
The Prince of Wales at Lanori1906Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
India: The Prince of Wales Lays Foundation Stone1905Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince and Princess of Wales in India: At Delhi1905Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince and Princess of Wales in India: At Gwalior1905Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince and Princess of Wales in India: At Lahore1905Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Arrival of the Prince of Wales1903Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Indian Tour of Prince and Princess of Wales1903Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
The Prince of Wales and the New Electric Tramway1903Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince and Princess of Wales1902Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince and Princess of Wales Leaving Abbey1902Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince and Princess of Wales Visiting Bishop's Park1902Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince of Wales, Indian and Foreign Princes1902Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince of Wales's Procession1902Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince of Wales's Procession in Whitehall1902Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince of Wales Reviewing the Boys' Brigade1902Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Queen Alexandra, Prince of Wales and Officers1902Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Queen Alexandra and the Prince of Wales1902Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Queen and Prince with Cavalcade of Indian Representatives1902Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
Review by the Queen and the Prince of Wales1902Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)
State Carriages and Prince of Wales in Whitehall1902Documentary shortHimself (as Prince of Wales)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Million Dollar American Princesses2015TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Commonwealth Games2014TV SeriesHimself
Apocalypse: World War I2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Doomsday: World War I2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Edward & George: Two Brothers, One Throne2012DocumentaryHimself
The Diamond Queen2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Life in the War2010TV Mini-Series
Revealed2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The Queen: A Life in Film2008Video documentaryHimself
Monarchy with David Starkey2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Hitler's Favourite Royal2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Infamous Assassinations2007TV SeriesHimself
Abdication: A Very British Coup2006DocumentaryHimself
Edouard VIII d'Angleterre2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Churchill's Bodyguard2005TV Series documentaryHimself
World War 1 in Colour2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
A Royal Family2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Real ....2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Real George V2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Prince of Wales: Kings in Waiting2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Century: America's Time1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century1996TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Kicking & Screaming1995TV Series documentaryHimself
American Experience1994TV Series documentaryHimself
The Shadow of Béalnabláth1991TV Movie documentaryHimself - in Belfast (uncredited)
All the King's Men: Matter of Fact1991Documentary shortHimself
The Road to War1989TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 1930's: Music, Memories & Milestones1988Video documentaryHimself - with Queen Mary, and Funeral
End of Empire1985TV Series documentaryHimself
The Kid Who Couldn't Miss1983DocumentaryHimself - with Officers (uncredited)
Mutiny on the Western Front1979DocumentaryHimself
Mussolini1976TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Guns of August1964DocumentaryHimself
Men of Our Time1964TV Series documentaryHimself
From Czar to Stalin1962DocumentaryHimself
Project XX1956TV Series documentaryHimself - British Monarch
Nostradamus Says So!1953Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
The Hoaxters1952Short documentaryHimself
Näin syntyi nykypäivä... 1900-19501951DocumentaryHimself
Wilson1944Himself (uncredited)
Forgotten Treasure1943ShortHimself
The Film That Was Lost1942ShortHimself
The Fight for Peace1938DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Von Zeppelin 1 bis LZ 130 - Die Biographie eines deutschen Genies1937Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Padenie dinastii Romanovykh1927DocumentaryHimself (in ceremonial carriage, not visible)

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#Quote
1I thought that men like that shot themselves.
2I will not have another war. I will not! The last one was none of my doing and if there is another one and we are threatened with being brought into it, I will go to Trafalgar Square and wave a red flag myself sooner than allow this country to be brought in. - to David Lloyd George, following Benito Mussolini's invasion of Abyssinia in May 1935
3Referring to great popularity: "I cannot understand it, after all I am only a very ordinary sort of fellow."
4I pray to God my eldest son will never marry and have children and that nothing will come between Bertie and Lilibet and the throne. (1935)
5Referring to his son Edward VIII (Duke of Windsor) who abdicated the throne eleven months after his death: "After I am dead the boy will ruin himself within 12 months"
6[asked, when ill, to give the town of Bognor a Royal title] "Bugger Bognor." (Still the town became Bognor Regis)

#Trademark
1Big eyes
2Beard


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