1865 (3rd June)
1865 (7th July)
1867 (20th February)
George’s sister, Louise Victoria Alexandra Dagmar, was born to Edward Prince of Wales and Alexandra of Denmark at Marlborough House, London.
1869 (26th November)
George’s sister, Maud Charoltte Mary Victoria, was born to Edward Prince of Wales and Alexandra of Denmark at Marlborough House, London.
George and his elder brother, Albert, began their education with private tutor, John Dalton.
1871 (6th April)
George’s brother Alexander John Charles Albert, was born to Edward Prince of Wales and Alexandra of Denmark at Sandringham House, Norfolk. He died the same day and was buried in Sandringham church.
George and his elder brother, Albert joined the Royal Navy training ship, HMS Britannia at Dartmouth. Their tutor remained with them giving them formal lessons.
1880 (8th January)
George and his brother Albert transferred to HMS Bacchante as midshipmen and they toured the countries of the British Empire.
George had a dragon tattooed on his arm while he was in Japan.
1884 (4th April)
George was made a Kinght of the Garter.
1884 (3rd June)
George became a sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Navy.
1885 (8th October)
George became a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy.
1887 (21st June)
1889 (27th July)
George’s sister, Louise married Alexander William George Duff, Marquess of MacDuff at the private chapel in Buckingham Palace.
1892 (14th January)
George’s elder brother, Albert, died of pneumonia. He was buried in St George’s Chapel, Windsor
George left the Royal Navy to take up duties as heir to the throne.
1892 (24th May)
George was created Duke of York, Earl of Inverness and Baron Killarney.
1893 (6th July)
George married Princess Victoria Mary of Teck, known as Mary or May, who had been engaged to his elder brother, at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace.
George and May made their home at Sandringham in Norfolk.
1894 (23rd June)
George travelled to St Petersburg, Russia, to attend the funeral of his uncle, Tsar Alexander III. His cousin Nicholas became Tsar Nicholas II
1895 (14th December)
1896 (20th February)
George’s sister, Maud, married Prince Christian of Denmark.
1897 (25th April)
A daughter, Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary (known as Mary) was born to George and Mary of Teck at Sandringham, Norfolk.
1900 (31st March)
A son, Henry William Frederick Albert was born to George and Mary of Teck at York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk.
1901 (22nd January)
Queen Victoria died. She was succeeded by George’s father, Edward VII. George became heir to the throne and was created Duke of Cornwall and Rothesay.
George, how heir to the throne, and Mary made a tour of the British Empire
1901 (9th November)
George was invested as Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester.
1902 (20th December)
1905 (12th July)
A son, John Charles Francis was born to George and Mary of Teck at York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk.
George and Mary embarked on a six month tour of India.
George and Mary attended the wedding of King Alfonso XIII of Spain to Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, George’s cousin.
1910 (6th May)
George’s father, Edward VII, died and George became King George V of Great Britain and Emperor of India. George’s eldest son, Edward, became Duke of Cornwall and Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Lord of the Isles and Baron Renfrew.
1910 (23rd June)
George’s eldest son, Edward, was made a Knight of the Garter and created Prince of Wales.
1911 (22nd June)
George was crowned King George V and Mary of Teck was crowned Queen Consort at Westminster Abbey.
George and Mary made a visit to Ireland.
1911 (11th December)
George was crowned Emperor of India and Mary of Teck was crowned Empress of India at New Delhi, India.
George attempted to mediate over the question of Home Rule for Ireland – the Liberals supported Home Rule while the Conservatives opposed.
1914 (4th August)
George fell from his horse while visiting British troops in Flanders and suffered a fractured pelvis.
George’s son, Albert was created a Knight of the Garter.
The Easter Rising in Ireland led to the formation of an independent Irish parliament.
1917 (17th July)
George changed the royal family name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor due to strong anti-German feeling during World War One.
Due to concerns that it would start a revolution against the monarchy, George turned down a request by his cousin, Tsar Nicholas II
for sanctuary for the Russian royal family in Britain.
1919 (18th January)
George’s son, John, who suffered from epilepsy, died at Wood Farm, Wolferton, Norfolk.
1920 (4th June)
George’s son, Albert, was created Duke of York, Earl of Inverness and Baron Killarney.
Ireland was partitioned and Southern Ireland became the Republic of Ireland while Northern Ireland remained a part of the United Kingdom.
George authorised a ship to be sent to rescue the royal family of Greece. The rescuees included the infant Prince Philip
George made a tour of Belgium and northern France and visited war cemeteries where British servicemen were buried.
1924 (22nd January)
Britain’s first Labour Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald, was elected.
George, a heavy smoker, was diagnosed with chronic obstructive airways disease. He took a private cruise of the Mediterranean to recuperate.
1925 (20th November)
This declaration allowed for British territories overseas to become self-governing provinces within the British Empire.
1928 (31st March)
George’s son, Henry, was created Duke of Gloucester.
1928 (14th January)
George was taken ill with septicaemia. His eldest son, Edward took over many royal duties.
George spent time in Bognor in the south of England recuperating from his illness. The town was given the suffix ‘Regis’ to mark the King’s stay in the town.
King George V made the first Royal Christmas broadcast.
1931 (4th January)
George’s sister Louise died at Portman Square, London. She was buried in St George’s Chapel, Windsor.
1934 (12th October)
George’s son, George, was created Duke of Kent.
1934 (29th November)
George’s son, George married Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark at Westminster Abbey.
George celebrated his silver jubilee. He and Mary had become popular with the people.
George was concerned about his eldest son, Edward’s behaviour and remarked “After I am dead, the boy will ruin himself within 12 months.” He also commented “I pray to God my eldest son will never marry and have children and that nothing will come between Bertie and Lilibet
and the throne.”
1935 (6th November)
George’s son, Henry, married Alice Christabel at the private chapel in Buckingham Palace.
1935 (3rd December)
George’s sister, Victoria, died at Coppins, Iver, Buckinghamshire.
1936 (20th January)
George died of pleurisy. He was succeeded by his eldest son Edward, as King Edward VIII
1936 (28th January)
King George V was buried in St George’s chapel, Windsor Castle.