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King George V

(1865-1936), Reigned 1910-36

Sitter in 470 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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King George V

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1893
NPG x13203

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'The Only Authentic Photograph of Their Majesties King George and Queen Mary, Wedding Group'

by W. & D. Downey
bromide postcard print, 1910s (6 July 1893)
NPG x197486

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Queen Alexandra with her family

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, 1893-1898
NPG x193272

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'Their Majesties The King and Queen with Bridesmaids on the Occasion of their Wedding, July 6th, 1893'

after Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide postcard print, 1910s (6 July 1893)
NPG x196933

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Queen Mary; King George V

by W. & D. Downey
bromide postcard print, published circa 1935 (6 July 1893)
NPG x196472

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King George V

by Robert Johnson
coloured bromide print, circa 1897
NPG x20000

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Queen Mary when Duchess of York as a Lady of the Court of Marguerite de Valois and King George V when Duke of York as George Clifford, Earl of Cumberland

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, (2 July 1897)
NPG x193278

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King George V

after Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide postcard print, 1910s (1897)
NPG x196915

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'H.R.H. The Prince of Wales' (King George V)

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by Rapid Photo Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s (1897)
NPG x196918

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King George V

by Langfier Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
bromide postcard print, (1901-1910)
NPG x196460

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King George V when Prince of Wales

by David Knights-Whittome, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1901-1910
NPG x196465

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King George V when Prince of Wales

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1901-1910
NPG x196466

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'H.R.H. Prince of Wales & Children'

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by Birn Brothers
bromide postcard print, circa 1902 (9 November 1902)
NPG x196934

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'H.R.H. Prince of Wales & Children'

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by The Philco Publishing Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1902 (9 November 1902)
NPG x196935

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'T.R.H. The Prince & Princess of Wales & Family'

by Edgar Wilkinson, for Wilkinson & Co, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1903
NPG x196442

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King George V

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

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