Mar 29, 2020
George V's Children
Posted by John Van der Kiste

The six children of King George V and Queen Mary all lived to maturity except the youngest, Prince John The eldest, who was Prince of Wales and heir to the throne, reigned as King Edward VII for less than a year His infamous romance with Mrs Simpson plunged the country into the abdication crisis and led both of them into a long period of exile King George VI, who reluctThe six children of King George V and Queen Mary all lived to maturity except the youngest, Prince John The eldest, who was Prince of Wales and heir to the throne, reigned as King Edward VII for less than a year His infamous romance with Mrs Simpson plunged the country into the abdication crisis and led both of them into a long period of exile King George VI, who reluctantly and unexpectedly ascended to the throne, was a shy man, handicapped by a speech impediment and a sense of his own inadequacy However, together with his Consort, Queen Elizabeth, and the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, he gave the nation spirited guidance throughout World War II Both surviving younger brothers served in the armed forces during war time Henry, Duke of Gloucester, was Governor General of Australia from 1944 6 and crowned his military career with promotion to the rank of Field Marshal George, Duke of Kent, an officer in the RAF, was tragically killed on active service in 1942 The only sister, Mary, Princess Royal, worked both as a nurse, and a royal embassador abroad This book tells the story of the family.

  • Title: George V's Children
  • Author: John Van der Kiste
  • ISBN: 9780750934688
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Paperback
  • George V s Children The six children of King George V and Queen Mary all lived to maturity except the youngest Prince John The eldest who was Prince of Wales and heir to the throne reigned as King Edward VII for less

    Laura Noakes

    Very interesting read


    Elaine

    I always thought that George V was a rigid old dolt who was too dumb to be King I was wrong After a relatively normal childhood as Edward, POW s 2nd son, he aspired to be a Navy man The early death of his brother Albert Victor changed all that George V was very close to his father, the future Edward VI Edward placed George s desk in the same office as him and G had full access to the famous red boxes.His marriage to Mary of Teck later Cambridge was a love match, though neither George nor Mary we [...]


    Pam Shelton-anderson

    An overview of the lives of these royal children It was most interesting on the lesser known Princess Mary, Duke of Gloucester and Duke of Kent Not much new information here and photos would have been a nice addition Easy to read.


    Nate

    Didn t really care for any of the children except maybe George I am annoyed that it stopped talking about the Kents once George died


    Denise

    Interesting and informative portraits of the six children of George V and Queen Mary, including Edward VIII and George VI.


    Elaine Dowling

    This book covered a lot of territory, but it did manage to give a feel for the time and the personalities involved.



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