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The Unknown King of Dumb Britain

A few weeks ago there was a question on University Challenge: which king was the father of the present Queen and Princess Margaret? No one knew. I related this in horror to a highly educated person who also claimed not to know. This afternoon I heard Steve Wright, obviously reading what someone else had written, declare that in the late eighteenth century King George VI popularized Brighton as a watering place. Words fail me.



King George VI 1937 – 1952

Here he is with Prince Charles. This is said to be the Queen's favourite photograph.

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