King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy

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A portrait of Elizabeth II's grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary, which examines the lasting legacy of the couple who rescued the monarchy from potential disaster. Born and brought up in the Victorian age, George was conservative to his fingertips and an unsuccessful parent who bullied his children. His wife Queen Mary revered the monarchy and obeyed her husband in all things. Yet in the face of social change after the First World War, George turned out to be a remarkable innovator, creating the House of Windsor and reinventing many of the royal traditions that we know today. And during the abdication crisis, Queen Mary was the rock to which the nation turned as a symbol of stability. This series examines the impact of this remarkable couple and shows how their influence still persists to this day.


A Blakeway production for BBC

PART I

PART I

King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy

Profiling Britain's King George V.

60 min.

PART II

PART II

King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy

A profile of Britain's Queen Mary.

60 min.

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