Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New military history research: The English monarchy during WW1

First World War Studies has an article about the English monarchy during WWI by Mark Hayman.  Hayman writes that the Labour party did not like the monarchy at the beginning of the war.  In addition, the monarchy had family connections to the German monarchy and took some actions that worked against them politically.  However, by the end of the war, the monarchy was strong and had gained more respect among English laborers.

22 July 1918 - King George V and his son the Prince of Wales 
visiting the Grand Fleet in 1918

Left to Right:
Admiral David Beatty, RN
Rear Admiral Hugh Rodman, USN 
King George V 
Prince Edward (later King Edward VIII)
Vice Admiral William S. Sims, USN

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