George V – Introduction

George Frederick Ernest Albert, better known as George V, was born in 1865. As the second son of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, there was little expectation that he would ever sit on the throne. However, following the death of his older brother Albert Victor in 1892, George found himself first in line, and one year after his father’s death in 1910, he was coronated as George V.

During George’s 26-year tenure he oversaw a massive change to British society, as women received the vote and labour movements took hold throughout the country. Of course, the biggest event of his reign was the First World War, the lasting effects of which continued until George’s death in 1936.

With a reign spanning three decades, there is a lot to learn about George at both Scruton and Leeming Bar Stations!