Exploring History
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Exploring History

Royal Rebranding: The Birth of the House of Windsor

Saving the British Crown in a Revolutionary World

By the summer of 1917, the British Royal family was in quite the pickle. Although King George V was the reigning monarch of Great Britain, his ancestry was almost entirely German. This had never proved to be a problem before, but during World War I, anti-German sentiment among the British…

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