Monday, 21 March 2011

That King's Speech Film Again

The background of this movie is the period of British history leading up to the time that Albert, the second son of King George V, had to take over the monarchy unexpectedly in December 1936. His older brother had decided to abdicate in order to marry the love of his life, American divorcee, Wallis Simpson. Bertie, as he was known to his family, was to become George VI and lead his country in the second world war against Hitler.

1 comment:

When I am Rich said...

1 Helium click as requested!

I agree, a brilliant film, but I still don't understand why he became King George and not King Albert? Perhaps you could write another article on the subject?

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