Reference Entry

George VI (1895-1952), king of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British dominions beyond the seas, and sometime emperor of India

Colin Matthew

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Youth and education | Naval service and the First World War | The duke and duchess of York: very different to dear David | Philanthropy, recreation, and travel | The reign of Edward VIII | George VI | Foreign policy and the onset of war | George VI and the Second World War | The end of the war | Towards peacetime | Politics and the end of the war | The post-war monarchy | Final years | Assessment

Reference Entry.  11410 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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