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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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x32303

Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 10 February 1920
NPG x32303

x32337

Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 10 February 1920
NPG x32337

x32338

Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 10 February 1920
NPG x32338

x138848

King George V

published by J. Beagles & Co
postcard print, 1920s
NPG x138848

x138849

King George V

published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
postcard print, 1920s
NPG x138849

x20798

King George V; Albert I, King of the Belgians

by Vandyk
bromide print, 12 May 1922
NPG x20798

x95746

King George V

by H.R. Wicks, for Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, June 1922
NPG x95746

x95747

King George V

by H.R. Wicks, for Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, June 1922
NPG x95747

x95748

King George V

by H.R. Wicks, for Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, June 1922
NPG x95748

x95749

King George V

by H.R. Wicks, for Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, June 1922
NPG x95749

x95750

King George V

by H.R. Wicks, for Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, June 1922
NPG x95750

x95751

King George V

by H.R. Wicks, for Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, June 1922
NPG x95751

x95752

King George V

by H.R. Wicks, for Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, June 1922
NPG x95752

x95753

King George V

by H.R. Wicks, for Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, June 1922
NPG x95753

x95754

King George V

by H.R. Wicks, for Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, June 1922
NPG x95754

x95755

King George V

by H.R. Wicks, for Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, June 1922
NPG x95755

x197873

'Christening of George Henry Hubert Lascelles'

by Vandyk, published by J. Beagles & Co
postcard print, 25 March 1923; published 1923
NPG x197873

x95759

King George V with his family

by Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 26 April 1923
NPG x95759

x47139

Queen Mary; King George V

by Unknown photographer
postcard print, March 1929
NPG x47139