Born in London December 14, 1895, second son of George V and May of Teck. Crowned at Westminster Abbey on May 12, 1937 after the abdication of his older brother, George V. Married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (a commoner, but direct descendant of the kings of Scotland ) on April 23, 1923 at Westminster Abbey and had two daughters. He died at Sandringham House, Norfolk, on February 6, 1952 at the age of 56 and is buried at Windsor. He was a good athlete, brave soldier, and a popular figurehead for the nation during WWII. When he became king, he needed all the support he could muster as the prestige of the throne was lower than at any other time since the accession of Queen Victoria. The abdication of George V would have worsened the situation but the outbreak of WWII enhanced the importance of the throne as a rallying point for the people and King George and Queen Elizabeth became firmly entrenched in the nation’s affections. They raised morale by visiting troops, munition factories, docks and bomb damaged areas, freely showing their genuine concern for the people who suffered most from the war. George even visited the troops on the front lines in North Africa and Italy.
Horse Brass: George VI Coronation
Horse Brass: George VI Coronation.
Made by ARMAC Brassworks, Birmingham, England.
Hand cast using 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 creating quality brassware for more than 75 years.
|Dimensions||3.50 × 3.00 × .16 in|