King George VI

Date of birth / Date established
14 Dec 1895
Date of death / Date closed
06 Feb 1952
Place of death / Place closed
"George VI became King unexpectedly following the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII, in 1936. A conscientious and dedicated man, he worked hard to adapt to the role into which he was suddenly thrown. Reserved by nature, and of deep religious belief, he was helped in his work by his wife. He had married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923." Source: The Official History of the British Monarchy


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