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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: George VI of the United Kingdom
George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George) (December 14, 1895 - February 6, 1952) was the third British monarch of the House of Windsor, reigning from (December 11, 1936 to February 6, 1952).
George VI was born on 14 December 1895 at York Cottage, on the Sandringham Estate, Norfolk.
George VI was born on the anniversary of the death of Prince Albert, the Prince Consort.
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  George VI of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor) (14 December 1895–6 February 1952) was the third British monarch of the House of Windsor, reigning from 11 December 1936 until his death.
George VI was born on 14 December 1895 at York Cottage, on the Sandringham Estate, Norfolk.
The future George VI, Prince Albert, had the misfortune to be born on 14 December 1895, the anniversary of the death of the Prince Consort.
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 English Monarchs - Kings and Queens of England - George VI.
George VI George VI was the second son of George V and Mary of Teck.
George V and Queen Mary were undemonstrative parents whose children were denied affection.
George VI died peacefully in his sleep at Sandringham on 6th February, 1952 and was buried at Windsor.
www.englishmonarchs.co.uk /windsor_3.htm   (902 words)

  
 George VI of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor, formerly Wettin) (December 14, 1895–February 6, 1952) was the third British monarch of the House of Windsor, reigning from December 11, 1936 to February 6, 1952.
As well as being the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the British dominions beyond the seas, George VI was the last Emperor of India (until 1947), the last King of Ireland (until 1949) and the last King of Pakistan (until 1952).
George VI was born on 14 December, 1895 at, on the Sandringham Estate, Norfolk.
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 George VI of the United Kingdom Article, GeorgetheUnitedKingdom Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George) (December 14, 1895 - February 6, 1952) was the third British monarch of the House of Windsor,reigning from (December 11, 1936 to February 6, 1952).
George VI was born on December 14, 1895 at York Cottage,on the Sandringham Estate, Norfolk.
George VI was also forced to buy the royal homes of Balmoral Castle and Sandringham House from PrinceEdward, as these were private properties and did not pass to George VI on his accession.
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 George VI, king of Great Britain and Ireland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
George VI, king of Great Britain and Ireland.
A tour of Australia and New Zealand, scheduled for 1949, was postponed indefinitely because of the king’s illness at the end of 1948.
Like his father, George was held in deep affection by his people.
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 History of the Monarchy > The House of Windsor > George VI
King George VI paid State Visits to France in 1938, and to Canada and the United States in 1939 (he was the first British monarch to enter the United States).
Recognising the total nature of modern warfare, in 1940 the King instituted the George Cross and George Medal, to be awarded for acts of bravery by citizens.
In 1942, the George Cross was awarded to the island and people of Malta in recognition of the heroism with which they had resisted the enemy siege.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page147.asp   (615 words)

  
 King George VI (in detail)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
George VI was the second son of King George V and Queen Mary who succeeded to the throne in the unprecedented circumstances of the abdication of his popular brother, King Edward VIII, in 1936.
George VI was able to stabilize the monarchy after the unsettling abdication crisis and, in 1939, with the outbreak of World War Two he was propelled into the limelight.
George had served with the Royal Navy during World War One, and seen some action at the Battle of Jutland, however, although he was Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, his role was technically symbolic, although he did have access to top-secret information.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-leaders/ww2/king_george_vi.htm   (953 words)

  
 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
George VI, born December 14, 1895, was the second son of George V and Mary of Teck.
From childhood to the age of thirty, George suffered with a bad stammer in his speech, which exacerbated his shyness; Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist, was instrumental in helping George overcome the speech defect.
In the context of royal history, George VI was one of only five monarchs who succeeded the throne in the lifetime of his predecessor; Henry IV, Edward IV, Richard III, and William III were the other four.
www.britannia.com /history/monarchs/mon62.html   (389 words)

  
 British Royal Family Commemoratives - King George VI & The Queen Mother
"George VI Elizabeth" around the rim of the beaker at the front with the reverse rim being decorated with oak leaves and acorns.
A pretty dish by CWS Windsor China measuring 5.25" in diameter to commemorate the Coronation in 1937 of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
To commemorate the Coronation in 1937 of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth a barrel shaped mug with the Official Design of the British Pottery Manufacturers Federation.
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 About King George VI :: The Roosevelts and the Royals by Will Swift
His father, the future George V, was a remote and controlling figure, less an encouraging parent than a sharp-tongued naval commander, committed to maintaining the dignity of the Crown and ensuring that his children adhere to its protocols and traditions.
When his father King George VI died in January 1936, he watched with increasing dread as his brother, the new King Edward VIII, flouted convention and came into collision with the political and religious hierarchy over his desire to marry Wallis.
He was crowned King George VI in May 1937 at a time when European dictators were beginning to rattle their swords.
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 George VI --  Encyclopædia Britannica
George V and George VI belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
George V was the grandson of Queen Victoria and the son of Edward VII.
George V died in January 1936, and his eldest son, Edward, the popular prince of Wales, came to the throne as Edward VIII.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9036487?tocId=9036487   (889 words)

  
 George, VI Biography / Biography of George, VI Biography Biography
George VI (1895-1952) was king of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1936 to 1952.
Prince Albert, as George VI was generally known during his early years, was the second son of the Duke of York (later George V); he was born at York Cottage, Sandringham, on Dec. 15, 1895.
Sir John W. Wheeler-Bennet, King George VI: His Life and Reign (1958), is a superb official biography that includes numerous samplings of the King's letters and diary comments.
www.bookrags.com /biography-george-vi/index.html   (592 words)

  
 George VI
George was the great-grandson of Queen Victoria and his father was George V, who became king of the United Kingdom in 1910.
George's elder brother, Edward, was therefore heir to the throne.
George was a sickly child and was often ill. He also developed an acute stammer.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /MONgeorgeVI.htm   (1636 words)

  
 George VI, King of England - Biography and Lineol Portrait Figure
Albert Frederick Arthur George VI, also known as the Duke of York was the second born son of George V and Mary of Teck.
In 1916 at the age of 21 he participated in the Battle of Jutland where he held the position of Sub-Lieutenant.
His coronation took place on 12th May 1937 at Westminster Abbey London a year after the death of his father George V and the abdication of his brother Edward VIII.
www.toy-soldier-gallery.com /Articles/GeorgeVI/GeorgeVI.html   (246 words)

  
 George VI on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
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 BBC ON THIS DAY | 6 | 1952: King George VI dies in his sleep
The official announcement from Sandringham, given at 1045 GMT, said the King retired in his usual health, but passed away in his sleep and was found dead in bed at 0730 GMT by a servant.
The body of King George is to lie in state in Westminster Hall from next Monday, 11 February, until the funeral.
However, the stressful nature of his accession to the throne, and the particularly traumatic times through which he led the country left him physically exhausted, and are thought to have contributed to his failing health and his early death.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/6/newsid_2711000/2711265.stm   (660 words)

  
 King George VI Stamps of St. Helena
The St. Helena King George VI set was printed by Waterlow from 1938 through 1954.
In an article published in George VI (Winter, 2001) several sources of raw data for this issue were compared to determine the actual printings for the Colony.
This was also used for the later issues of King George V. There is considerable variation in the perforation of some issues, but this depends on the printer - in particular De La Rue who had considerable problems when their facilities were bombed during World War II.
www.kgvistamps.com /articles/StHelena.html   (1525 words)

  
 History of the Monarchy > The House of Windsor > George VI
History of the Monarchy > The House of Windsor > George VI Graphical Version
George VI Elizabeth II The House of Windsor
Picture of King George VI Photograph of George VI by Karsh of Ottawa
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 George VI
Husband to Queen Elizabeth - or the Queen Mother, as she became for a full fifty years after his death.
George suffered from shyness and a stutter, all of which makes his eventual story an even more triumphant one.
His early love and loyal friendship for the afflicted and isolated Prince John may I think explain that most puzzling of why questions, Why Mercy For The Royal Family.
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 George VI Festival of Britain Crown 1951
George and the Dragon on Reverse of 1951 Festival of Britain Crown
There were only two crown types issued during the reign of George VI.
No crowns intended for circulation were issued in George V's or George VI's reign.
www.24carat.co.uk /1951crowngeorgevifestivalofbritain.html   (207 words)

  
 John O'Sullivan on Elizabeth II on National Review Online
After the minute's silence he told the assembled nine-year-olds that the George VI had been a good king who had shared the privations of ordinary Londoner's during the blitz, only bathing in the regulation number of inches of water and making do with the meager rations of wartime.
The sense of personal loss, felt by my headmaster, and the atmosphere of quiet mourning on the streets both arose from the fact that in 1952 the British really felt themselves to be an extended family.
Perhaps they were "a family with the wrong members in control," as George Orwell had written in an early wartime pamphlet, but wartime solidarity and postwar social change had reduced the force of that objection.
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 UK Coin Set King George VI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Complete sets of King George VI coins -- minted only during the years of World War II -- are not easy to come by, particularly because four coins in the set are among the last Silver coins minted for circulation in Great Britain.
The set includes ten authentic King George VI coins, one of each type minted for circulation during the war years of 1939-1945.
Known for his humanity and unfailing sense of duty, George VI was no ordinary monarch.
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 George VI Coronation Crown 1937
There were only two crown issued during the reign of George VI.
The 1937 Coronation crown departed from the Saint George & Dragon design which had become traditional on British crowns, and reverted to a large crowned shield design with supporting beasts similar to the halfcrown.
Of course, crowned shields had previously been used on British crowns before the George and Dragon design was adopted.
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 AllRefer.com - George VI, king of Great Britain and Ireland (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
George VI, king of Great Britain and Ireland, British And Irish History, Biographies
George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George), 1895–1952, king of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1936–52), second son of George V; successor of his elder brother, Edward VIII.
• Elizabeth, queen consort of George VI of Great Britain
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 George Vi Of The United Kingdom - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
George Vi Of The United Kingdom - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch
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Diamond Days: a History of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes
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