Born at Marlborough House on June 3, 1865; the second son of Edward VII. Crowned at Westminster Abbey on June 22, 1911 as his brother, Eddy (Duke of Clarence), had died unexpectedly in 1892, leaving next in line to the throne. Married his cousin May of Teck (better known as Princess May), who had previously been engaged to his deceased brother Eddy, on July 6, 1893. They had 6 children. Educated as a professional a naval officer as he was not expected to succeed to the throne; saw service throughout the world before becoming king. Died at Sandringham on Jan 20, 1936 at the age of 70. Buried at Windsor. Although he was of German blood and related to the German Kaiser, Wilhelm II, he held no reservations in supporting his government”s decision to go to war with Germany in 1914. In fact, when Wilhelm abdicated in 1918, George wrote in his diary ” he has ruined the country and himself. I look upon him as the greatest criminal known for having plunged the world into this ghastly war.” During the war he made several trips to the front lines in France and Belgium and became a war- casualty himself. During a visit to the front lines in France, his horse fell and rolled on him, causing serious internal injuries from which he never fully recovered. When the war was over he faced innumerable crises and problems to overcome. Social unrest and trouble with Ireland; the 1916 Easter Rising of Sinn Fein (Ourselves Alone) followed by an independence movement in Dublin that brought eventual partitioning of Ireland along religious lines…the Protestant North and the Catholic South. Social and industrial unrest at home that led to widespread and costly strikes involving more than two million workers at a time the country was rebuilding after the war. And then the world depression hit. In addition, the relationship between Britain and member nations of the Commonwealth was changing. as members were demanding self-government. George V celebrated his Silver Jubilee in May 1935 and died on January 20, 1936… a tired, bur relentless leader of his people.
Horse Brass: George V
Horse Brass: George V.
Made by ARMAC Brassworks, Birmingham, England.
Hand cast using only the finest British brass.
Casting mix consists of pure first-run brass with a high amount of pure copper for superior color.
Hand filed to remove any rough edges left from casting.
Hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of high quality brass.
ARMAC Brassworks has been producing quality brassware for more than 75 years.
|Dimensions||3.50 × 3.00 × .16 in|