Who reigned in 1940?

George VI

George VI
Formal photograph, c. 1940–1946
King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions (more…)
Reign 11 December 1936 – 6 February 1952
Coronation 12 May 1937

Why did King David abdicate?

He chose to abdicate after the British government, public, and the Church of England condemned his decision to marry the American divorcée Wallis Warfield Simpson.

How old was King George VI when he died?

56 years (1895–1952)
George VI/Age at death

The King failed to recover from a lung operation, and died in his sleep on 6 February 1952 at Sandringham; he was aged 56. After lying in state at Westminster Hall, the King’s funeral was held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, where he lies buried.

How long has Queen Elizabeth been queen?

One iconic picture from each year of Queen Elizabeth’s record 69-year reign. Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating the 68th anniversary of her coronation on June 2. She technically became Queen a year earlier, after the death of her father King George on February 6, 1952.

Who ruled England in 1923?

George V

George V
George V in 1923
King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, Emperor of India (more …)
Reign 6 May 1910 – 20 January 1936
Coronation 22 June 1911

What if Edward VIII did not abdicate?

Who would now be King or Queen if Edward VIII had not abdicated? He died in 1952, and Edward who had no children died in 1972. So even if Edward had not abdicated Elizabeth would now be Queen. She would have come to the throne in 1972 instead of 1952.

Why did King George’s brother step down?

Edward abdicated (resigned) from the throne, because he wanted to marry the American woman Wallis Simpson. Simpson had been married twice before. As King, he was Head of the Church of England, and the Church did not support divorce.

Who was the youngest queen ever?

Mary, Queen of Scots
Youngest. The youngest British monarch at the start of her reign was Mary, Queen of Scots, who became queen aged 6 days in 1542. The youngest king was Henry VI, who was 8 months and 26 days old at the time of his accession.

Who is the longest reigning queen?

Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
Ten longest-reigning British monarchs

Rank Monarch Duration
Years, days
1 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom 69 years, 250 days
2 Victoria of the United Kingdom 63 years, 216 days
3 George III of the United Kingdom 59 years, 96 days