George VI

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George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India, and the first Head of the Commonwealth.

As the second son of King George V, he was not expected to inherit the throne and spent his early life in the shadow of ... more »

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  • ''It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them. The walls of London may be battered, but the spirit of the Londoner stands resolute and undismayed.''
    George VI (1895-1952), British monarch, King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Broadcast, September 23, 1940, to the Empire during German bomber ...
  • ''Abroad is bloody.''
    George VI (1895-1952), British King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Attributed in A Certain World, "Royalty," W.H. Auden (1970). See Mitfor...
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