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

Sitter in 388 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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x10705

King George V

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x10705

x10706

King George V

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x10706

x10707

King George V

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x10707

x10708

King George V

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x10708

x10709

King George V

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x10709

x10710

King George V

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x10710

x130244

King George V

by Vandyk
film negative, 6 November 1934
NPG x130244

x130245

King George V

by Vandyk
film negative, 6 November 1934
NPG x130245

x44644

King George V

by James Jarché
bromide print, 28 April 1934
NPG x44644

x95789

The wedding of Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent

by Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 29 November 1934
NPG x95789

x95794

Royal Family group

by Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 29 November 1934
NPG x95794

x29057

Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 1935
NPG x29057

x29058

King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 1935
NPG x29058

x193092

'The Silver Jubilee'

published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1935 (6 May 1935)
NPG x193092

x193296

'His Late Beloved Majesty King George V lying in state at Westminster Hall'

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, 1936 (January 1936)
NPG x193296

x82128

King George V

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1942
NPG x82128

x175941

King George V

copied by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 6 March 1964
NPG x175941