George V – The Hard King


HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary, rescued the monarchy from potential disaster, and their influence persists to this day. King George V. George could not have been a more unlikely moderniser. Born and brought up in the Victorian age he was conservative to his fingertips. Yet in the face of unstoppable social change after the First World War he turned out to be a remarkable innovator, creating the House of Windsor, embracing democratic reform, and reinventing many of the royal traditions that we know today. When he celebrated his silver jubilee in 1935 the monarchy … Continue reading George V – The Hard King