New Coins Mark Royal Wartime Name Change

HRH King George V (holding telescope) observes the 1916 Battle of Pozieres. (NLS)
A Gotha raider, depicted on 7 July 1917. Destination, London.

ON 17 JULY, 100 years ago, a proclamation by King George V stated: “By the KING. A PROCLAMATION declaring that the Name of Windsor is to be borne by his Royal House and Family and Relinquishing the Use of All German Titles and Dignities.” Thus began the House of Windsor, the name proposed by the private secretary to the King, Lord Stamfordham, and a name as established and timeless as that of past royal houses, such as Tudor or Plantagenet.

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