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Georg V. von England
Geburtstag: 3. Juni 1865
Todesdatum: 20. Januar 1936
Georg V. aus dem Haus Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha war vom 6. Mai 1910 bis zu seinem Tode 1936 König des Vereinigten Königreichs Großbritannien und Irland sowie Kaiser von Indien.
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Allegedly said to his son, Prince Edward. Quoted by Christopher Warwick in Abdication (Sidgwick and Jackson, 1986)
„But, remember, I wish to have the best collection, not just one of the best collections in England.“
Allegedly said to J.A. Tilleard, Honorary Secretary, Philatelic Society, on appointing him as Philatelist to the King.
Alleged statement about his cousin Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany (1918)
Statement to Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, referring to his son, Edward, Prince of Wales
Quoted in Keith Middlemas and John Barnes, Baldwin (1969) ch.34
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„I said to your predecessor: 'You know what they're all saying, no more coals to Newcastle, no more Hoares to Paris.' The fellow didn't even laugh.“
Said to Anthony Eden on 23 December 1935 following the furore that erupted over the Hoare-Laval Pact.
Quoted in Earl of Avon, Facing the Dictators (1962) pt.2 ch.1
Allegedly said in response to H. G. Wells's criticism of his "alien [i.e. German-descended] and uninspiring court"
Harold Nicolson; Diary, 17 Aug 1949
„My father was frightened of his mother. I was frightened of my father and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened of me.“
Attributed in Randolph Churchill's Lord Derby (1959), but said by Kenneth Rose https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Rose in King George V (1983) to be almost certainly apocryphal.
„The Old Country must wake up if she intends to maintain her old position of pre-eminence in her Colonial trade against foreign competitors.“
Speech at Guildhall, 5 Dec 1901, quoted in Harold Nicolson, King George V (1952), p.73