The King Who Saved the Crown [DVD]

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KING GEORGE VI never expected to become King. Known in the family as Bertie, and more widely as the Duke of York, this shy and retiring prince grew up in the shadow of his more outgoing older brother, Edward. Yet it was his brother's abdication that compelled Bertie to assume his royal duty and take his place on the throne. With the help of his wife, Queen Elizabeth, he grew into the role of King George VI, taking the name of his father to help re-establish confidence in the monarchy at a crucial time in the nation's history. Overcoming a lifelong stammer, George's dignity and courage in his radio broadcasts and public appearances helped lead the country through the darkest days of World War II. His untimely death in 1952, at the age of 56, shocked the nation. Remembered for bringing honour and gentle glory to the crown, George VI was succeeded by his daughter, 25-year-old Princess Elizabeth.

Category: Documentaries

Type: Region 2 DVD

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