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

Sitter in 370 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 Ernst Sandau, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
vintage postcard print, 1913
NPG x197279

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'Men who are making History'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
vintage postcard print, circa 1914
NPG x193603

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Queen Mary; King George V

by W. & D. Downey
postcard print, circa 1918
NPG x28259

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King George V

by Vandyk
bromide print, 9 September 1919
NPG x20797

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King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 9 September 1919
NPG x32196

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King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 9 September 1919
NPG x32310

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King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 9 September 1919
NPG x32311

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King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 9 September 1919
NPG x32335

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Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 10 February 1920
NPG x32199

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Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 10 February 1920
NPG x32300

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Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 10 February 1920
NPG x32301

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Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 10 February 1920
NPG x32302