Family life was pretty chilly for this German-born and -speaking sovereign, who jailed his wife and quarreled with his son.
PRINCE GEORGE WILLIAM FREDERICK CHARLES
The first Prince George of Cambridge (and 2nd Duke), he defied his family to marry an actress.
PRINCE GEORGE, DUKE OF KENT
He married a Greek princess but has been linked to others, including author Barbara Cartland and playwright Noel Coward. His dashing life ended in a 1942 plane crash.
Handel scored his coronation music—fitting for the last British king to lead his troops in battle.
The baby’s namesake and the Queen’s father, he became king when his brother Edward abdicated. He addressed the nation on the eve of WWII.
He lost the American colonies in the revolution—and later his mind, likely the tragic result of the disorder porphyria.
This heart collector (mistresses and a secret marriage) splurged on palaces, feasts and pageantry.
This first Windsor king, “Grandpa England” to Elizabeth (who was “Lilibet” to him), started the Christmas broadcast tradition.