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King George V

(1865-1936), Reigned 1910-36

Sitter in 473 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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'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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Queen Mary; King George V

by James Charles Dinham, published by Davidson Brothers
bromide postcard print, 1905
NPG x196471

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'Royal Shooting Party, Windsor, 1906'

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

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

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

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII); King George V

by Hughes & Mullins, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1907
NPG x196469

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King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31801

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King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31802

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King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31804

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King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31805

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King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31806

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King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31807

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King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31808

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King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31809

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King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31812

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King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31813

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King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 12 May 1908
NPG x31816

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'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

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