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George V

By: Cannadine, David

Part of the Penguin Monarchs series
014197690X / 9780141976907
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97 pages
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For a man with such conventional tastes and views, George V had a revolutionary impact.

Almost despite himself he marked a decisive break with his flamboyant predecessor Edward VII, inventing the modern monarchy, with its emphasis on frequent public appearances, family values and duty.

George V was an effective war-leader and inventor of 'the House of Windsor'.

In an era of ever greater media coverage - frequently filmed and initiating the British Empire Christmas broadcast - George became for 25 years a universally recognised figure.

He was also the only British monarch to take his role as Emperor of India seriously.


1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 3JJC c 1900 - c 1914, 3JJF c 1914 to c 1918 (including WW1) , 3JJG c 1918 to c 1939 (Inter-war period), BGH Biography: historical, political & military, BGR Biography: royalty, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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