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  • ''Today 23 years ago dear Grandmama died. I wonder what she would have thought of a Labour Government.''
    George V (1865-1936), British monarch, King of Great Britain and Ireland. diary entry, Jan. 22, 1924. After having invited Ramsay MacDonald to form Britain's first Labour government.
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  • ''My father was frightened of his mother. I was frightened of my father and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened of me.''
    George V (20th century), King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • ''How is the Empire?''
    George V (1865-1936), British King of Great Britain and Ireland. Attributed. Attributed last words, as reported to the nation, Jan. 21, 1936Mthe day after the king's death—in a broadcast tribute by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, though other accounts deny these were the king's last words: Lord Dawson, the king's physician, recorded in his diary the king's actual last words were "God damn you." See George V on places.

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