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Lecture explores George V and the Great War


The transformation of King George V during the Great War will be the focus of a free lecture at the University of Wolverhampton.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, 5 February 2020 in the Millennium City Building (room MC001) at the Wolverhampton City Campus.

The talk, titled King George V in the Great War, will be presented by author Alexandra Churchill.

The event from 5.30pm – 7pm is part of the Western Front Association (WFA) sponsored Wolverhampton Lecture series.


Professor Gary Sheffield, who holds the Chair of War Studies at the University, said “George V was a very important but underrated figure in the history of Britain and the First World War.  We are delighted to welcome Alexandra Churchill, author of the acclaimed book 'In the Eye of the Storm: George V and the Great War' (2018), to present this talk.”

King George V was somewhat of an unknown entity to his subjects on the outbreak of war. By 1918 he had established himself as a new kind of King, one not afraid to work hard and share the hardships of war with his people. In doing so he managed to survive the "crash of thrones" occurring all over Europe.

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Date Issued: Thursday, 30 January 2020

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