King George V of Great Britain (3/12)

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The monarch of Great Britain during the First World War and grandfather of the present-day Queen Elizabeth II. A quiet and somewhat socially awkward man, George’s inspiration came from the fact that he seemed more like the common man than any of his predecessors and his reign is seen now as something of a bridge between the old Victorian age, and the present world we live in today.

Last words: “Bugger Bognor!” (When told by his doctor he would soon be well enough to visit Bognor Regis.)

Written by James Metcalfe

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