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Queen Mary; King George V

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Queen Mary; King George V

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate film copy negative, copied September 1950 (1910s)
Given by Walter Stoneman, before 1951
Photographs Collection
NPG x190921

Sittersback to top

  • King George V (1865-1936), Reigned 1910-36. Sitter in 488 portraits.
  • Queen Mary (1867-1953), Queen consort of King George V. Sitter associated with 404 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Walter Stoneman (1876-1958), Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 18527 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.

Events of 1950back to top

Current affairs

Princess Anne is born at Clarence house, the only daughter of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

Art and science

C.S. Lewis publishes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Lewis was an Oxford Don, specialising in Medieval Literature and its use of allegory. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is often seen as an allegory of the Christian struggle between good and evil.

International

Following the Soviet and American withdrawal from the occupation of North and South Korea respectively, the Korean War breaks out as each side seeks to unify Korea under its own political system. While the U.S.A., U.K and other UN nations came to the defence of South Korea, North Korea had support from the Soviet Union and China. The war continued until 1953.

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