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

Sitter in 373 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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Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 1935
NPG x29057


King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 1935
NPG x29058


King George V

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


King George V

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


King George V

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG Ax27747


King George V

by Unknown photographer
bromide print
NPG x1446


Queen Mary; King George V

by Percy Lewis Pocock, for W. & D. Downey
bromide print
NPG x1578


King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra; Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale; King George V

by Francis Holl, after Lowes Cato Dickinson
engraving, late 19th century
On display in the Bedroom at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG D31865


King George V

published by Illustrated London News, after Sir Oswald Birley
colour photogravure, published 6 July 1929 (1928)
NPG D34020


Silver Jubilee medal of King George V; Queen Mary

by Percy Metcalfe
silver medal, 1935
NPG D36110