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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.

Quick Facts


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
1 Bore 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.
2 He was the great-great-grandfather of Prince William Windsor, Prince Harry Windsor, Zara Phillips, Peter Phillips, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie.
3 He was the great-grandfather of Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Edward Wessex, Viscount Linley, and Sarah Armstrong-Jones.
4 Was the first sitting British Monarch to visit the United States.
5 Was 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.
6 In 1924 he became the first British Royal to have his voice recorded when he opened the British Empire Exhibition.
7 Had 6 children: Edward (1894-1972), Albert (1895-1952), Mary (1897-1965), Henry (1900-1974), George (1902-1942), and John (1905-1919).
8 His coronation as Emperor of India in December 1911 was the last time the Delhi Durbar was held.
9 To 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.
10 Although 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.
11 He 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.
12 In 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.
13 In 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.
14 Grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
15 In 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.
16 Queen 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.
17 Grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, Edward Windsor, and Duke of Gloucester. George nicknamed Elizabeth "Lillibet"; she affectionately called him "Grandpa England".
18 Cousin of Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsarina Alexandra.
19 Son of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.
20 Father 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).
21 King of Great Britain and Ireland, and Emperor of India, from 1910 to 1936.


Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Visit of Prince and Princess of Wales to Bristol 1902 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall at Sydney 1901 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of Cornwall)
Departure for Australia of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York 1901 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of Cornwall and York)
Departure of Duke and Duchess of York 1901 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of York)
Duke and Duchess of York Leaving Centennial Park 1901 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of York)
Duke and Duchess of York Passing Menzies Hotel 1901 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of York)
King and Duke of Cornwall Proceeding to Ophir 1901 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of Cornwall)
King and Queen, Duke and Duchess with Suites 1901 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of York)
King Edward, Duke of York and Royal Family 1901 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of York)
King Edward, Queen Alexandra, Prince and Princess of Wales Entraining at Portsmouth 1901 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of York)
Opening of the Australian Parliament by the Duke of Cornwall 1901 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of Cornwall)
Reception of Royal Party on the Jetty 1901 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of York)
Royal Party Leaving the Canteen 1901 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of York)
The Duke of York's Return 1901 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of York)
The Visit of the Duke and Duchess of York 1901 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of York)
Two Generations of Britain's Future Kings 1901 Documentary short Himself
Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York Landing at Queenstown, Ontario 1901 Documentary short Himself
Duke and Duchess of York Leaving the Railroad Station at Montreal, Canada 1901 Documentary short Himself
Duke and Duchess of York Marching Through the Streets of Montreal 1901 Documentary short Himself
Duke and Duchess of York Presenting Medals to Boer War Veterans at the Unveiling of the Queen's Statue 1901 Documentary short Himself
Duke of York at Montreal and Quebec 1901 Documentary short Himself
Garden Party in Honor of the Duke and Duchess of York 1901 Documentary short Himself
The Duke and Duchess of York Arriving at Quebec 1901 Documentary short Himself
Duke and Duchess of York's Return 1901 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of York)
Return of the Prince and Princess of Wales 1901 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Duke and Duchess of York at a Garden Party 1900 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of York)
Duke and Duchess of York at Conway 1899 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of York)
Prince of Wales, Duke of York and Prince Christian Arrive 1899 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of York)
Prince of Wales, Duke of York and Royalty 1899 Documentary short Himself (as Duke of York)
Biography 1962 TV Series documentary Himself
Bezoek van de koning en de koningin van Engeland 1922 Documentary Himself
Britain's Bulwarks, No. 9: King George and Queen Mary Witness the Black Arts of War 1918 Documentary short Himself
Hearst-Pathé News, No. 31 1918 Short Himself
Universal Current Events, No. 8 1917 Short Himself
Hearst-Pathé News, No. 52 1917 Short Himself
Mutual Weekly, No. 103 1916 Short Himself
Animated Weekly, No. 41 1916 Documentary short Himself
Pathé News, No. 53 1916 Short Himself
Hearst-International News Pictorial, No. 52 1916 Documentary short Himself
Animated Weekly, No. 22 1916 Documentary short Himself
Animated Weekly, No. 135 1914 Documentary short Himself
Cambridgeshire Race Meet 1914 Documentary short Himself
England's King at Liverpool 1913 Documentary short Himself
Animated Weekly, No. 68 1913 Documentary short Himself
A Royal Visit to Ireland 1913 Documentary short Himself
Arrival at Howrah 1912 Himself
Delhi Durbar and Coronation 1912/I Himself
Grand Delhi Coronation Durbar and Royal Visit to Calcutta Including Their Majesties' Arrival at Amphitheatre 1912 Himself
Their Imperial Majesties in Calcutta 1912 Himself
Visit to Bombay and Exhibition 1912 Himself
Pathé's Weekly, No. 28 1912 Short Himself
Views in Calcutta, India 1912 Documentary short Himself - King of England
Incidents of the Durbar at Delhi 1912 Documentary short Himself
National Chronicle, No. 1 1912 Short Himself
Delhi Durbar 1912 Documentary short Himself
Delhi Durbar and Coronation 1912/II Documentary short Himself
L'incoronazione di Giorgio V Re di Inghilterra 1912 Documentary short Himself
Our King Emperor and Queen Empress Hold a Durbar in Delhi 1912 Short Himself
Great Delhi Durbar and Presentation of Colours 1911 Short Himself
King's Visit to Bombay 1911 Himself
Their Imperial Majesties in Bombay 1911 Himself
Their Imperial Majesties in Delhi 1911 Himself (Emperor of India)
Pathé's Weekly, No. 42 1911 Short Himself
S.M. il Re d'Inghilterra 1911 Documentary short Himself
Entierro de Eduardo VII y coronación de Jorge V de Inglaterra 1910 Documentary short Himself
The King Opening Parliament 1910 Documentary short Himself
The Opening of Parliament 1910 Documentary short Himself
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 States 1908 Documentary short Himself - Prince of Wales
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Viewing the Grand Military Review on the Plains of Abraham, Quebec 1908 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Arrival of the Prince and Princess of Wales 1906 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Arrival of the Prince of Wales at Calcutta 1906 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Presentation of Ivory Casket to Prince of Wales 1906 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince and Princess of Wales at Gwalior 1906 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince of Wales in India 1906 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince of Wales on the Royal Barge Mandalay 1906 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Réception du Prince et de la Princesse de Galles aux Indes: Bombay et Ceylan 1906 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
The Grand Entry of Prince of Wales into Gwalior 1906 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
The Prince of Wales in Calcutta 1906 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Return of T.R.H. the Prince and Princess of Wales 1906 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Review of the Indian Army at Gwalior 1906 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
The Prince of Wales at Lanori 1906 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
India: The Prince of Wales Lays Foundation Stone 1905 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince and Princess of Wales in India: At Delhi 1905 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince and Princess of Wales in India: At Gwalior 1905 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince and Princess of Wales in India: At Lahore 1905 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Arrival of the Prince of Wales 1903 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Indian Tour of Prince and Princess of Wales 1903 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
The Prince of Wales and the New Electric Tramway 1903 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince and Princess of Wales 1902 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince and Princess of Wales Leaving Abbey 1902 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince and Princess of Wales Visiting Bishop's Park 1902 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince of Wales, Indian and Foreign Princes 1902 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince of Wales's Procession 1902 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince of Wales's Procession in Whitehall 1902 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Prince of Wales Reviewing the Boys' Brigade 1902 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Queen Alexandra, Prince of Wales and Officers 1902 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Queen Alexandra and the Prince of Wales 1902 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Queen and Prince with Cavalcade of Indian Representatives 1902 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
Review by the Queen and the Prince of Wales 1902 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)
State Carriages and Prince of Wales in Whitehall 1902 Documentary short Himself (as Prince of Wales)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Million Dollar American Princesses 2015 TV Mini-Series Himself
Commonwealth Games 2014 TV Series Himself
Apocalypse: World War I 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Doomsday: World War I 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy 2012 TV Mini-Series Himself
Edward & George: Two Brothers, One Throne 2012 Documentary Himself
The Diamond Queen 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Life in the War 2010 TV Mini-Series
Revealed 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
The Queen: A Life in Film 2008 Video documentary Himself
Monarchy with David Starkey 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Hitler's Favourite Royal 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Infamous Assassinations 2007 TV Series Himself
Abdication: A Very British Coup 2006 Documentary Himself
Edouard VIII d'Angleterre 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Churchill's Bodyguard 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
World War 1 in Colour 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
A Royal Family 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Real .... 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Real George V 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Prince of Wales: Kings in Waiting 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Century: America's Time 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century 1996 TV Mini-Series Himself
Kicking & Screaming 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
American Experience 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
The Shadow of Béalnabláth 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself - in Belfast (uncredited)
All the King's Men: Matter of Fact 1991 Documentary short Himself
The Road to War 1989 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 1930's: Music, Memories & Milestones 1988 Video documentary Himself - with Queen Mary, and Funeral
End of Empire 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
The Kid Who Couldn't Miss 1983 Documentary Himself - with Officers (uncredited)
Mutiny on the Western Front 1979 Documentary Himself
Mussolini 1976 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Guns of August 1964 Documentary Himself
Men of Our Time 1964 TV Series documentary Himself
From Czar to Stalin 1962 Documentary Himself
Project XX 1956 TV Series documentary Himself - British Monarch
Nostradamus Says So! 1953 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
The Hoaxters 1952 Short documentary Himself
Näin syntyi nykypäivä... 1900-1950 1951 Documentary Himself
Wilson 1944 Himself (uncredited)
Forgotten Treasure 1943 Short Himself
The Film That Was Lost 1942 Short Himself
The Fight for Peace 1938 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Von Zeppelin 1 bis LZ 130 - Die Biographie eines deutschen Genies 1937 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Padenie dinastii Romanovykh 1927 Documentary Himself (in ceremonial carriage, not visible)

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#Quote
1 I thought that men like that shot themselves.
2 I 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
3 Referring to great popularity: "I cannot understand it, after all I am only a very ordinary sort of fellow."
4 I 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)
5 Referring 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
1 Big eyes
2 Beard


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