Churchill, Alexandra

In the Eye of the Storm George V and the Great War - 381 pages: photographs; hbk

George V was largely an unknown entity to both his ministers and people at the outbreak of war in 1914. By the end of the decade he became the most visible and accessible monarch in British History, surviving where his cousins, the Kaiser and Tsar were toppled, establishing the House of Windsor in name and the hearts of his people. He played a key role in the introduction of the two minute silence, was the Chief Mourner at the burial of the unknown soldier and became the first battlefield tourist.

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Includes the use of PRO 30/57/56 and documents from the Royal Archives