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King George V (1865-1936), Reigned 1910-36

Sitter in 371 portraits
As the second son of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, George V had not expected to become king. He had enjoyed a long and successful career in the Navy before his accession in 1910. His conscientious and unpretentious approach to his duties as king provided stability during an unsettled period, which included the First World War and the Great Depression. He was the first monarch to use the medium of radio to speak to the nation.

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Ax46741

King George V

by United Association of Photography Limited
hand-coloured wothlytype carte-de-visite, 1866
NPG Ax46741

Ax24162

King Edward VII and his family

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, July 1867
NPG Ax24162

Ax24163

King Edward VII and his family

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, July 1867
NPG Ax24163

x3611

King Edward VII and his family

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, Autumn 1868
NPG x3611

x15160

King Edward VII and his family

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, Autumn 1868
NPG x15160

x20133

King Edward VII and his family

by W. & D. Downey
albumen cabinet card, Autumn 1868
NPG x20133

x45222

Alexandra of Denmark with her children

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1869
NPG x45222

x136648

Royal family group in Denmark

by Unknown photographer
printing-out paper print, circa 1873
NPG x136648

x131190

Alexandra of Denmark with her children

by Georg Emil Hansen
albumen carte-de-visite, August 1874
NPG x131190

x136646

Alexandra of Denmark with her children

by Georg Emil Hansen
printing-out paper print, August 1874
NPG x136646

x129650

The children of King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
bromide press print, 1875
NPG x129650

x104919

The children of King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x104919

x137237

The children of King Edward VII

by Alexander Bassano
bromide print, 1875
NPG x137237