George V was an unknown entity at the outbreak of war in 1914. By the end of the decade he had become the most visible and accessible sovereign in British history, establishing a blueprint for the modern monarchy that is still followed today. Alexandra Churchill will challenge assumptions about his capability as a king by examining George V’s war work and legacy.
Chalke Valley History Festival is delighted to support Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for Veterans’ mental health. For a century the charity has been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today it provides specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict to give them hope and a future.