George VI

George VI

Original Name Albert Windsor
Birth
Sandringham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Death 6 Feb 1952 (aged 56)
Sandringham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Burial Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
Plot King George VI Memorial Chapel
Memorial ID 1446 · View Source
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British Monarch. He ascended the throne on December 11, 1936, after the abdication of his brother Edward VIII. Generally considered a man of weak character, he showed, during the World War II, to have energy and great charisma. He had a valid help from his wife Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and Sir Winston Churchill, appointed Prime Minister in May 1940, in addressing the serious problems of England. He was highly respected by his people because they flatly refused to leave England during the bombing of London, and when the German invasion seemed imminent. After the war, despite his health was in decline, he was promoter of economic and social recovery of Great Britain.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 1446
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George VI (14 Dec 1895–6 Feb 1952), Find a Grave Memorial no. 1446, citing St George's Chapel, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .