KING GEORGE V
George Frederick Ernest Albert was born
on June 3, 1865 in London, England, the second
son of Prince Albert,
(later King Edward VII).
He was the King of England from 1919 to
George served in the
Royal Navy until 1892 when his older brother
Prince Albert Victor died and he became the heir to
the throne. He was created Duke of York in May
of 1892 and he married Princess Mary of Teck
in July of 1893. Mary had previously been engaged to
his brother Albert. When his father Edward VII became
King in 1901, he assumed the titles of
Duke of Cornwall and Prince of Wales. He
succeeded his father as King on May 6, 1910
and was crowned on June 22, 1911.
By the end of 1928,
King George was seriously ill and never fully regained
his health throughout the rest of his reign. King George and Queen
Mary had five sons; King Edward VIII
(who gave up the throne to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson and
became Duke of Windsor), King George VI,
Henry - Duke of Gloucester, George - Duke of
Kent, and Prince John, who died young. They
had one daughter, Princess Mary who married the
Earl of Harewood.
King George V died
on January 20, 1936 at Sandringham, Norfolk, England.
Victoria Mary Augusta
Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes,
(Princess Mary of Teck)
was born on May 26, 1867 at
Kensington Palace, London, England. Mary was the
daughter of Prince Herzog Von Teck, a member
of the Royal House of
Württemberg. She was also the
great-granddaughter of King George III of
Mary was engaged
to Albert Victor, oldest son of Edward VII and
heir to the throne of England in 1891, however he died
shortly before the wedding was to take place. At the urging of his
father, George became engaged to Mary and they were
married on July 6, 1893.
Queen Mary died
on March 24, 1953 in London, England.