George V of Britain
Historical Figure
Nationality: United Kingdom
Date of Birth: 1865
Date of Death: 1936
Cause of Death: Natural causes, various ailments attributable to smoking
Religion: Anglicanism
Parents: Edward VII,
Alexandra of Denmark
Spouse: Mary of Teck
Children: Edward VIII
George VI
Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood
Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester
Prince George, Duke of Kent
Prince John(d. 1919)
Relatives: Victoria (grandmother)
Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (grandfather)
Elizabeth II (granddaughter)
Wilhelm II, German Emperor (first cousin)
Nicholas II of Russia (first cousin)
Grand Duke Mikhail of Russia (first cousin)
House: Windsor (from 17 July 1917)
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

(until 17 July 1917)

Political Office(s): Monarch of the United Kingdom, Emperor of India,
Duke of York,
Member of the Privy Council
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): Blood and Iron
Type of Appearance: Contemporary references
George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert, 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor, which he created from the British branch of the German House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. As well as being King of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth Realms, George was the Emperor of India and the first King of the Irish Free State, a dominion which existed in Ireland for 27 years until the 26 lower counties proclaimed a Republic and ejected British monarchs once and for all. George reigned from 1910 through World War I (1914–1918) until his death in 1936.

George V in Southern VictoryEdit

George V was the King of Great Britain during the Great War.[1] He was the last British monarch to hold a number of titles previously afforded to the ruler of the British Empire, including King of Ireland and King of Canada, both of which he was forced to relinquish by the victorious Central Powers at the end of the Great War.[2]

Jake Featherston derisively compared Wade Hampton V to the British king during the 1921 Confederate presidential campaign, a somewhat provocative act, considering how staunchly Britain had supported the Confederate States.[3]

Upon his death in January 1936, he was succeeded by his eldest son Edward VIII, who led Britain to defeat at the hands of the Central Powers in the Second Great War (1941-1944).[4]

See AlsoEdit


  1. American Front, pg. 33, pb.
  2. See, e.g., Walk in Hell, pgs. 462-465, pb.
  3. Blood and Iron, pg. 441, pb.
  4. In at the Death, pg. 359, PB.
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Edward VII
King of the United Kingdom and Emperor of India
Succeeded by
Edward VIII
Regnal titles
(Southern Victory)
Preceded by
Edward VII
King of the United Kingdom and Emperor of India
Succeeded by
Edward VIII
Preceded by
Edward VII
King of Ireland
Succeeded by
Monarchy abolished
Republic established
Preceded by
Edward VII
King of Canada
Succeeded by
George Armstrong Custer
as Military Governor