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    George VI Document Signed "George RI" as king-emperor, four pages (front and verso), 8.5" x 13.5", January 6, 1939, Sandringham. In very fine condition. Permission to wear the Latvian Order of Three Stars. George VI (1895 - 1952) was the king of the United Kingdom, and each of the British Dominions from December 11, 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India (until 1947) and the last King of Ireland (until 1949). As the second son of his father, King George V he was not expected to inherit the throne, and spent his early life in the shadow of his elder brother, Edward. He served in the navy during the First World War, and after the war took on the usual round of public engagements. He married Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923, and they had two daughters, Elizabeth (currently Queen Elizabeth II) and Margaret Rose. After the death of his father in 1936, his brother ascended the throne as Edward VIII. Less than a year later Edward VIII unexpectedly abdicated in order to marry the twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson. George VI ascended the throne as the third monarch of the House of Windsor. He gained the admiration of his people by staying in Britain during the Second World War. In very fine condition.

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