George V


Israr advertises King George V claims at Newbury

Israr repelled all challengers to land a competitive renewal of the BetVictor London Gold Cup Handicap at Newbury. As a son of Muhaarar out of Oaks winner Taghrooda, Israr had shown plenty of promise in three previous races, winning on debut and placing twice subsequently, and punters were keen on his chances in this 10-furlong event, sending him off the 3-1 favourite.
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George V, the proudly ‘ordinary’ king who rebranded the British monarchy

Alan Allport is a professor of history at Syracuse University. His most recent book is "Britain at Bay: The Epic Story of the Second World War 1938-1941." George V, the king of England from 1910 to 1936, was not a brilliant man. Margot Asquith, wife of his first prime minister, described him as a “dunderhead.” He did not make for great company. On fine mornings, George would sometimes ride out from Buckingham Palace across Hyde Park to call on the house of his aide-de-camp Bryan Godfrey-Faussett. The Godfrey-Faussett family so dreaded the tedium of these royal visits that they would draw lots to see who had to greet him. Sometimes they hid upstairs, pretending to be out, while the king paced around the grounds below, peering irately through the windows. He and his consort, Queen Mary, were famously uninspired conversationalists. Max Beerbohm composed a cheeky poem about court life: “The King is duller than the Queen … the Queen is duller than the King.”
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No Sympathy for Horrid Women: On the History of George V and the Demands of the Suffragettes

For the opening of Parliament in March 1913 George V wore his crown. No sovereign had done this since Queen Victoria before Albert died, and George was so worried about it that he asked the Cabinet’s advice. “As we none of us cared what he wears,” wrote the Liberal minister Charles Hobhouse, “we agreed to the crown.” In The Mall on the way there, five suffragettes rushed out and tried to present petitions to the King calling for votes for women. “Of course the police caught them,” wrote May, “but it caused a scene & looked undignified.” The suffragettes were more than a nuisance; they targeted the monarchy for good reason. Not only did this tactic guarantee publicity, but they claimed an ancient right to petition the sovereign.

Take A Michelin-Level Masterclass At Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris

This festive season, the Michelin-starred chefs and sommeliers at Paris’ ultra-glamorous Four Seasons Hotel George V have created a series of masterclasses for those looking to take their food and wine game to the next level. The best part? There are still a few spots available. Paris: fine dining capital...

Foul-mouthed, hard-working and heroic: George V wasn’t so ‘dull’ after all

Even if one just knows the John Betjeman poem “Death of King George V”, the original version of which Jane Ridley reproduces at the end of her superb biography of the monarch, one gets the flavour of the man: the “spirits of well-shot woodcock”, the “eyes… which saw wrong clothing”, the stamp collection “with mounts long dry”. George V incarnated and represented late-Victorian and Edwardian gentlemanliness: the love of shooting, the seriousness he applied to his collections, the obsession with correct dress as a manifestation of the importance of standards.

Five Exceptional Gifts To Experience A Magical Christmas With Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris

Bespoke masterclasses created by the hotel's Michelin-starred chefsIn the magnificent setting of Le Cinq, guests will take part in cooking classes led by the Hotel's Michelin-starred chefs. Each masterclass ends beautifully, with a lunch or an afternoon tea.Lovers of Italian cuisine will learn how to craft exquisite Mediterranean dishes with chef Simone Zanoni, while those wishing to learn the art of crafting light and creative dishes will discover Alan Taudon's cuisine. Food lovers will also enjoy an exclusive experience with three Michelin-starred chef Christian Le Squer. With pastry chef Michael Bartocetti, sweet tooths will discover how to make festive and airy gourmet desserts. Finally, Chef Christian Le Squer, Pastry Chef Michael Bartocetti and Sommelier Eric Beaumard have come together for a full day and will share three Michelin-starred recipes, the art of making exquisite gourmet desserts and suggestions on the best wine pairings. S tarting at a price of €650.