King George V Timeline 1865-1936

King George V

Born – 3rd June 1865
Died – 20th January 1936
FatherKing Edward VII (1841 – 1910)
MotherAlexandra of Denmark (1844 – 1925)
Spouse – m. 1893 – Mary of Teck (1867 – 1953)
ChildrenKing Edward VIII (1894 – 1972), King George VI (1895 – 1952), Mary (1897 – 1965), Henry Duke of Gloucester (1900 – 1974), George Duke of Kent (1902 – 1942), John (1905 – 1919)
King of  Britain – 1910 – 1936
PredecessorEdward VII – 1901 – 1910
SuccessorEdward VIII – 1936


1865 (3rd June)
King George V was born George Frederick Ernest Albert to Edward Prince of Wales and Alexandra of Denmark at Marlborough House, London. He was the couple’s second son, his brother Albert had been born in 1864.
1865 (7th July)
George was baptised at Windsor Castle by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
1867 (20th February)
George’s sister, Louise Victoria Alexandra Dagmar, was born to Edward Prince of Wales and Alexandra of Denmark at Marlborough House, London.
1869 (26th November)
George’s sister, Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria, was born to Edward Prince of Wales and Alexandra of Denmark at Marlborough House, London.
1871 (during)
George and his elder brother, Albert, began their education with private tutor, John Dalton.
1871 (6th April)
George’s brother Alexander John Charles Albert, was born to Edward Prince of Wales and Alexandra of Denmark at Sandringham House, Norfolk. He died the same day and was buried in Sandringham church.
1877 (September)
George and his elder brother, Albert joined the Royal Navy training ship, HMS Britannia at Dartmouth. Their tutor remained with them giving them formal lessons.
1880 (8th January)
George and his brother Albert transferred to HMS Bacchante as midshipmen and they toured the countries of the British Empire.
1881 (during)
George had a dragon tattooed on his arm while he was in Japan.
1884 (4th April)
George was made a Kinght of the Garter.
1884 (3rd June)
George became a sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Navy.
1885 (8th October)
George became a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy.
1887 (21st June)
George served as a Personal Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria.
1889 (27th July)
George’s sister, Louise married Alexander William George Duff, Marquess of MacDuff at the private chapel in Buckingham Palace.
1891 (late)
George’s elder brother, Albert, became engaged to Princess Victoria Mary of Teck.
1892 (14th January)
George’s elder brother, Albert, died of pneumonia. He was buried in St George’s Chapel, Windsor
1892 (during)
George left the Royal Navy to take up duties as heir to the throne.
1892 (24th May)
George was created Duke of York, Earl of Inverness and Baron Killarney.
1893 (6th July)
George married Princess Victoria Mary of Teck, known as Mary or May, who had been engaged to his elder brother, at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace.
1893 (during)
George and May made their home at Sandringham in Norfolk.
1894 (23rd June)
A son, Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David (known as David) was born to George and Mary of Teck at White Lodge, Richmond Surrey.
1894 (October)
George travelled to St Petersburg, Russia, to attend the funeral of his uncle, Tsar Alexander III. His cousin Nicholas became Tsar Nicholas II.
1895 (14th December)
A son, Albert Frederick Arthur George, was born to George and Mary of Teck at York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk.
1896 (20th February)
George’s sister, Maud, married Prince Christian of Denmark.
1897 (25th April)
A daughter, Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary (known as Mary) was born to George and Mary of Teck at Sandringham, Norfolk.
1900 (31st March)
A son, Henry William Frederick Albert was born to George and Mary of Teck at York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk.
1901 (22nd January)
Queen Victoria died. She was succeeded by George’s father, Edward VII. George became heir to the throne and was created Duke of Cornwall and Rothesay.
1901 (during)
George, how heir to the throne, and Mary made a tour of the British Empire
1901 (9th November)
George was invested as Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester.
1902 (20th December)
A son, George Edward Alexander Edmund, was born to George and Mary of Teck at York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk.
1905 (12th July)
A son, John Charles Francis was born to George and Mary of Teck at York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk.
1905 (November)
George and Mary embarked on a six month tour of India.
1906 (during)
George and Mary attended the wedding of King Alfonso XIII of Spain to Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, George’s cousin.
1910 (6th May)
George’s father, Edward VII, died and George became King George V of Great Britain and Emperor of India. George’s eldest son, Edward, became Duke of Cornwall and Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Lord of the Isles and Baron Renfrew.
1910 (23rd June)
George’s eldest son, Edward, was made a Knight of the Garter and created Prince of Wales.
1911 (22nd June)
George was crowned King George V and Mary of Teck was crowned Queen Consort at Westminster Abbey.
1911 (July)
George and Mary made a visit to Ireland.
1911 (11th December)
George was crowned Emperor of India and Mary of Teck was crowned Empress of India at New Delhi, India.
1914 (July)
George attempted to mediate over the question of Home Rule for Ireland – the Liberals supported Home Rule while the Conservatives opposed.
1914 (4th August)
Britain declared war on Germany after Germany did not withdraw their troops from Belgium.
1915 (during)
George fell from his horse while visiting British troops in Flanders and suffered a fractured pelvis.
1916 (during)
George’s son, Albert was created a Knight of the Garter.
1916 (Easter)
The Easter Rising in Ireland led to the formation of an independent Irish parliament.
1917 (17th July)
George changed the royal family name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor due to strong anti-German feeling during World War One.
1917 (during)
Due to concerns that it would start a revolution against the monarchy, George turned down a request by his cousin, Tsar Nicholas II for sanctuary for the Russian royal family in Britain.
1919 (18th January)
George’s son, John, who suffered from epilepsy, died at Wood Farm, Wolferton, Norfolk.
1920 (4th June)
George’s son, Albert, was created Duke of York, Earl of Inverness and Baron Killarney.
1922 (during)
Ireland was partitioned and Southern Ireland became the Republic of Ireland while Northern Ireland remained a part of the United Kingdom.
1922 (during)
George authorised a ship to be sent to rescue the royal family of Greece. The rescuees included the infant Prince Philip.
1922 (May)
George made a tour of Belgium and northern France and visited war cemeteries where British servicemen were buried.
1924 (22nd January)
Britain’s first Labour Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald, was elected.
1925 (during)
George, a heavy smoker, was diagnosed with chronic obstructive airways disease. He took a private cruise of the Mediterranean to recuperate.
1925 (20th November)
George’s mother, Alexandra of Denmark, suffered a heart attack and died at Sandringham.
1926 (during)
Balfour Declaration
This declaration allowed for British territories overseas to become self-governing provinces within the British Empire.
1928 (31st March)
George’s son, Henry, was created Duke of Gloucester.
1928 (14th January)
George was taken ill with septicaemia. His eldest son, Edward took over many royal duties.
1929 (during)
George spent time in Bognor in the south of England recuperating from his illness. The town was given the suffix ‘Regis’ to mark the King’s stay in the town.
1931 (4th January)
George’s sister Louise died at Portman Square, London. She was buried in St George’s Chapel, Windsor.
1932 (December)
King George V made the first Royal Christmas broadcast.
1934 (12th October)
George’s son, George, was created Duke of Kent.
1934 (29th November)
George’s son, George married Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark at Westminster Abbey.
1935 (during)
George celebrated his silver jubilee. He and Mary had become popular with the people.
1935 (during)
George was concerned about his eldest son, Edward’s behaviour and remarked “After I am dead, the boy will ruin himself within 12 months.” He also commented “I pray to God my eldest son will never marry and have children and that nothing will come between Bertie and Lilibet and the throne.”
1935 (6th November)
George’s son, Henry, married Alice Christabel at the private chapel in Buckingham Palace.
1935 (3rd December)
George’s sister, Victoria, died at Coppins, Iver, Buckinghamshire.
1936 (20th January)
George died of pleurisy. He was succeeded by his eldest son Edward, as King Edward VIII.
1936 (28th January)
King George V was buried in St George’s chapel, Windsor Castle.


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