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

Sitter in 385 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 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

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Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 10 February 1920
NPG x32303

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Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 10 February 1920
NPG x32337

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Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 10 February 1920
NPG x32338

x20798

King George V; Albert I, King of the Belgians

by Vandyk
bromide print, 12 May 1922
NPG x20798

x193297

'Homecoming of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales'

by Daily Mirror, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1922
NPG x193297

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King George V

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