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  George VI, king of Great Britain and Ireland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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.
www.bartleby.com /65/ge/Georg6GB.html   (273 words)

  
 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
George V was born June 3, 1865, the second son of Edward VII and Alexandra.
George chose the career of professional naval officer and served competently until Albert died in 1892, upon which George assumed the role of the heir apparent.
George ascended the throne in the midst of a constitutional crisis: the budget controversy of 1910.
www.britannia.com /history/monarchs/mon60.html   (532 words)

  
 The Queen's Golden Jubilee > Accession and Coronation > George VI
The King was prevented by his ministers from marrying Mrs Simpson on the grounds that she was a divorcee and thought unsuitable to become Queen.
He also founded the George Medal and the George Cross to honour the 'many acts of heroism performed both by male and female persons especially during the present war.' In 1942 the George Cross was given to the island of Malta in recognition of the bravery displayed during the island's long siege by the Germans.
King George VI was the last to hold the title 'Emperor of India' when in 1947 India and Pakistan became independent.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page923.asp   (884 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | Profile: King George VI
George VI neither desired, nor ever expected, to become King.
A diffident, even painfully shy, figure who battled throughout his life with a nervous stammer, George VI was the unlikeliest of sovereigns, thrust on to the throne when his brother, Edward VIII, abdicated in 1936.
Though the King and Queen viewed the new premier with suspicion for the support which he had given to the former King during the abdication crisis, Churchill's Olympian handling of the war would eventually win the couple over.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/2703403.stm   (773 words)

  
 King George VI
George VI was born on the anniversary of the death of his great-grandfather, Prince Albert.
George, a man who had lived his life in the shadow of his glamorous and popular brother, now stepped out into the light and began to shine as an inspiration to his people.
While George VI and Queen Elizabeth were enduring their country’s rationing and visiting bombed out rubble, the Windsor’s spent a relative comfortable, boring life in Nassau.
ks.essortment.com /kinggeorgevi_rotv.htm   (2126 words)

  
 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.
King George V thought his younger son, the Duke of York, who shared his sense of responsibility and a sturdy integrity, would make a superb king.
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.
willswift.com /king_george_vi.htm   (1139 words)

  
 King George VI (in detail)
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   (374 words)

  
 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.
The King failed to recover from a lung operation, and died in his sleep on 6 February 1952 at Sandringham; he was aged 56.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page147.asp   (615 words)

  
 The Damon and Taber Family Connections - Person Page 10482
King George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur) Windsor of England was the son of King George V Windsor of England and Princess Mary (of Teck).
King George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur) Windsor of England was born on 14 December 1895 at York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England.
King George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur) Windsor of England died on 5 February 1952 in Sandringham, England, at age 56.
www.richard.damon.name /genealogy/p10482.htm   (320 words)

  
 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.
As the news of the King's death spread, all cinemas and theatres closed, and BBC programmes were cancelled except for news bulletins.
The body of King George is to lie in state in Westminster Hall from next Monday, 11 February, until the funeral.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/6/newsid_2711000/2711265.stm   (710 words)

  
 The Muse of the Monarchy
King George VI was not a man who was thought of very much and I mean that in the way one pays little attention to a wallflower.
As neither George nor Mary had a natural instinct for parenting, it wasn’t until the family grew again and the services of a second Nanny, Lala Bill, were needed that the awful truth of what went on in the nursery was made known to them.
It was during George and Mary’s eight-month tour of the Commonwealth in 1901 that the children had the time to develop a very strong bond with their grandparents.
www.etoile.co.uk /Muse/010309.html   (1707 words)

  
 King George VI Stamps of St. Helena
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.
King George VI issues in general tend to have the same watermark: Multiple Crown Script CA (MSCA).
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)

  
 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.
members.aol.com /pswebpage/royalty/g6.htm   (1440 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   (1590 words)

  
 The King George VI Home Page -- Earth School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
King George VI Elementary School has decided to create a patio underneath the flagpole located outside of the main entrance of the school.
The bricks in the King George VI School millennium patio will be made for walking on and reading.
King George VI School's millennium project is a brick patio at the entrance to the school.
www.sarnia.com /schools/kinggeorge/2000.htm   (950 words)

  
 Eric to Hubert on the death of King George VI, 1952
He is the personal King of each one of us, the symbol and chief guardian of our way of life and the upholder of our inherited freedoms as embodied in our unwritten constitution.
George VI was a specially good king because he did all this, but also because he maintained the highest standards of dignity, decency and duty in public life, while in his private life he was essentially a family man - and all sane people realise the family to be the unit of civilised life.
He found it hard to be a king; by nature rather shy, cursed with a stammer and not possessing an aptitude for the limelight, he yet did his best and what he felt to be his duty and by doing just those two things he won our hearts, for no man can do more...
www.gruswerks.net /h/ltr4.html   (973 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | George VI: The unexpected King
When King George V died in January 1936, a secret crisis, which came within an ace of bringing the monarchy to it knees, was played out behind closed doors.
The new King struggled with his conscience for a whole year before finally abdicating, in favour of his younger brother, that December.
It is to George VI's eternal credit that he brought the Royal Family through two major crises and set it on the course which it still steers, however uncertainly, today.
news2.thdo.bbc.co.uk /1/low/uk/1802875.stm   (972 words)

  
 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On George VI
The state visit to France by the queen and George VI in July 1938 was regarded as a vital gesture of solidarity against the menace of Hitler.
This was the Sword of Honour, a ceremonial sword commissioned by King George VI in 1943 to honour the valiant conduct of the people of Stalingrad during the seven-month battle of 1942-43...
Most historians, however, see the former king's actions as an anomaly that was out of step with the rest of the Windsors, most prominently his brother, King George VI and his family, who vehemently opposed Hitler and remained in London during the Blitz in a show of defiance to the German threat.
history.surfwax.com /files/George_VI.html   (4721 words)

  
 How the King Stopped Churchill from Risking his Life - The Churchill Centre
Throughout the war George VI, by his close identification with the suffering of the civilian population, had established himself as a new sort of warrior-king.
The King recognized and admired Churchill's great leadership qualities, while the Prime Minister, who was an ardent monarchist, always treated the King with great reverence and respect.
By the following morning George VI realized how foolhardy it would be for the King and Prime Minister to proceed, so he wrote to Churchill suggesting that he, too, reconsider the plan.
www.winstonchurchill.org /i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=694   (653 words)

  
 Bertie and Elizabeth: The Reluctant Royals - The Story of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth
Ultimately, this movie is a testament to how King George VI, considered a shy, dull-witted, colorless man married to a hopelessly plain wife, became heroic figures by their actions during the war.
I'm just not sure it is as truthful as it could be, King George had a very bad stammer and was highly anxious of public speaking, he was damaged by the cruel treatment of his Father and no doubt by years at Public School; not one jot of that information is played out here.
George VI and his Queen led the British monarchy through World War II and the beginning of the dissolution of the British Empire before the King died in his sleep in 1952.
www.dvdvan.com /info/B0006Q93H4/Bertie_and_Elizabeth_The_Reluctant_Royals___The_St.html   (1332 words)

  
 King George VI Chase 2005 - Sandown Park - Kempton Park - Christmas Festival - www.kinggeorgechase.com
The King George VI Chase is one of the most prestigious steeplechase events.
Originally held in February, the King George VI Chase is now held each year on Boxing Day (December 26) as part of the Stan James Christmas Festival.
Kicking King and jockey Barry Geraghty survived a mistake at the last fence to take the 2004 King George VI Chase.
www.kinggeorgechase.com   (379 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | From the Guardian archive: The death of King George VI
The news of the sudden death at Sandringham of King George VI was received by the nation with profound sorrow.
King George was 56 years of age and was in the sixteenth year of his reign.
The King's last public appearance was at London Airport on Thursday last week to bid them farewell at the beginning of their Commonwealth tour.
www.guardian.co.uk /jubilee/story/0,11550,645340,00.html   (390 words)

  
 George Cross (GC) Database - Highest civilian gallantry award
It is with great pleasure that we have been given permission by Buckingham Palace to include the Empire broadcast message by HM King George VI made on 23rd September 1940 announcing the Institution of the George Cross.
The George Cross was instituted in September 1940 to recognise civilian heroism.
King George VI created the award for the men and women of the Commonwealth whose courage could not be marked by any other honour.
www.gc-database.co.uk   (437 words)

  
 Queen Elizabeth and King George VI
Queen Elizabeth and King George VI The Queen Mother wed the man she called Bertie in Westminster Abbey.
To the British people King George VI and Queen Elizabeth will be forever revered as symbols of their nations' courage and dignity through England's darkest hour.
It was a scandal which could have toppled the monarchy, but Albert, known as King George VI upon his coronation, and Elizabeth held their country together through the crisis.
www.lovetripper.com /legendary-lovers/queen-elizabeth.html   (914 words)

  
 TIME Europe | TIME Trail: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As Queen Consort to King George VI and mother of Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mother's story is that of the traditional monarchy in the modern age.
George V had advised his second son: "You'll be a lucky fellow if she accepts you." The young couple became a popular pair with the British public (TIME, Jan.
But with the death of George V in January 1936 pressure grew for the new king to marry.
www.time.com /time/europe/timetrails/queenmother   (811 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.
Born on 14th December 1895 at York Cottage in Sandringham, he was very shy and suffered greatly with a speech impediment.
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)

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