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It's 1940 and King George VI speaks to Britain from his underground shelter.

In a radio broadcast on the evening of Monday 23rd September 1940 King George VI spoke to Britain, the British Empire and America from his underground shelter at Buckingham Palace during an air-raid warning.  302 more words

20th Century

The Death of George, Duke of Kent

Through history, the British Royal Family has lost any number of men to active combat, but it’s a number that has dwindled considerably in more recent centuries. 1,247 more words

The House Of Windsor

Chapter two with David and Murdo clips along at a faster pace

Beguiled by Joanna Chambers

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This one is much quicker on plot narrative than the scene setting of the first book. 135 more words



King George V, was on the throne the year I was born, to be followed shortly thereafter by HRH Prince David, Prince of Wales, who took the name, Edward VIII. 1,061 more words


Guiding Lights II

In Guiding Lights, we looked at early Guiding both nationally and at RMIG. By the time WWII had come to its weary conclusion, the world had changed. 1,088 more words

Meeting History

“The culminating day of my official life”: Archbishop Lang and the Coronation of George VI

Eighty years ago this month, George VI and Queen Elizabeth were crowned in Westminster Abbey by Archbishop Cosmo Gordon Lang. A few months after the event, Lang produced an aide-mémoire (Lang 223, ff.234-256) of preparations and proceedings to aid future archbishops, having found the records from the previous coronation (for George V in 1911) frustratingly disordered. 1,054 more words


A new King and Queen are crowned

On 12 May 1937 the coronation took place of George VI and Queen Elizabeth as King and Queen at Westminster Abbey.

The King and Queen’s daughters, Princess Elizabeth and Margaret, attended the ceremony, together with the Dowager Queen Mary. 465 more words

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