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

Sitter in 401 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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x136040

King George V

by Ernest Clarence Elliott, for Elliott & Fry
collotype, published 1904
NPG x136040

x196910

'Royal Shooting Party, Windsor, 1906'

after Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
bromide postcard print, 1906
NPG x196910

x197883

'King Edward & His Empire Builders'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, circa 1907
NPG x197883

x196907

Edward VII and the Prince of Wales hunting (King George V; King Edward VII)

by Unknown photographer
platinotype postcard print, late 1900s
NPG x196907

x31801

King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31801

x31802

King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31802

x31804

King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31804

x31805

King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31805

x31806

King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31806

x31807

King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31807

x31808

King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31808

x31809

King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31809

x31812

King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31812

x31813

King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31813

x31816

King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31816

x193083

'H.R.H. Prince of Wales stoking on board H.M.S. Indomitable with the officers and members of his suite' (including King George V)

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1908
NPG x193083

x196923

'Three Generations of Royal Sailors' (King George V; King Edward VII; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII))

by and published by Arthur William Debenham
bromide postcard print, 1908
NPG x196923

x45955

Group including King Edward VII

by William Booty
bromide print, 26 May 1909
NPG x45955

x193088

'The King's Derby'

after William Booty
bromide postcard print, (26 May 1909)
NPG x193088