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George V
(1865-1936) born on
Jun 03
English ruler. He was the grandson of Queen Victoria who ruled 1910-36; succeeded by son Edward VII.
My father was frightened of his mother. I was frightened of my father, and I'm damned well going to make sure that my children are frightened of me.

I venture to allude to the impression which seemed generally to prevail among their brethren across the seas, that the Old Country must wake up if she intends to maintain her old position of pre-eminence in her Colonial trade against foreign competitors.
How is the Empire?
Is it possible that my people live in such awful conditions? . . . I tell you, Mr. Wheatley, that if I had to live in conditions like that I would be a revolutionary myself.
I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the years to come than this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Attributed.
R: Speech at Guildhall, 5 Dec 1911, in "King George V," by Harold Nicolson, p. 73, 1952.
A: In "The Times," 21 Jan 1936
N: On being told Mr. Wheatley's life story; in "The Tragedy of Ramsay MacDonald," by L. MacNeill Weir, Ch. 16.
K: Referring to the massed World War I graves in Flanders, 1922; in "Silent Cities," ed. Gavin Stamp.

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