Георг V цитаты
Дата рождения: 3. Июнь 1865
Дата смерти: 20. Январь 1936
Георг V — король Соединённого Королевства Великобритании и Ирландии и Соединённого Королевства Великобритании и Северной Ирландии с 6 мая 1910 года до своей смерти; второй сын принца и принцессы Уэльских . Из Саксен-Кобург-Готской династии, с 1917 года из Виндзорской династии.
Цитаты Георг V
„The Old Country must wake up if she intends to maintain her old position of pre-eminence in her Colonial trade against foreign competitors.“
Speech at Guildhall, 5 Dec 1901, quoted in Harold Nicolson, King George V (1952), p.73
„My father was frightened of his mother. I was frightened of my father and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened of me.“
Attributed in Randolph Churchill's Lord Derby (1959), but said by Kenneth Rose https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Rose in King George V (1983) to be almost certainly apocryphal.
Allegedly said to his son, Prince Edward. Quoted by Christopher Warwick in Abdication (Sidgwick and Jackson, 1986)
„But, remember, I wish to have the best collection, not just one of the best collections in England.“
Allegedly said to J.A. Tilleard, Honorary Secretary, Philatelic Society, on appointing him as Philatelist to the King.
Alleged statement about his cousin Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany (1918)
Statement to Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, referring to his son, Edward, Prince of Wales
Quoted in Keith Middlemas and John Barnes, Baldwin (1969) ch.34
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„I said to your predecessor: 'You know what they're all saying, no more coals to Newcastle, no more Hoares to Paris.' The fellow didn't even laugh.“
Said to Anthony Eden on 23 December 1935 following the furore that erupted over the Hoare-Laval Pact.
Quoted in Earl of Avon, Facing the Dictators (1962) pt.2 ch.1
Allegedly said in response to H. G. Wells's criticism of his "alien [i.e. German-descended] and uninspiring court"
„The King feels so strongly that, no matter the crime committed by anyone on whom the VC has been conferred, the decoration should not be forfeited. Even were a VC to be sentenced to be hanged for murder, he should be allowed to wear his VC on the scaffold.“
Lord Stamfordham, private secretary to George V, on 26 July 1920. The original Royal Warrant involved an expulsion clause that allowed for a recipient's name to be erased from the official register in certain wholly discreditable circumstances and his pension cancelled. Eight were forfeited between 1861 and 1908. George V strongly opposed the concept of revoking a Victoria Cross, and directed Lord Stamfordham to express this view forcefully in a letter.
Harold Nicolson; Diary, 17 Aug 1949