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Windsors

The House of Windsor is the royal house of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Founded by Ernest Anton, the sixth duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, it is the royal house of several European monarchies, and branches currently reign in Belgium through the descendants of Leopold I, and in the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms through the descendants of Prince Albert. It succeeded the House of Hanover as monarchs in the British Empire following the death of Queen Victoria. The name was changed from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to the English Windsor in 1917 because of anti-German sentiment in the British Empire during World War I. Windsors were originally a branch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha that have provided five British monarchs to date, including four kings and the present queen, Elizabeth II.
The name had a long association with the monarchy in Britain.
His Majesty conversing with cottagers
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Queen Victoria, c.1870.

By Andre-Adolphe-Eugene Disderi .....A cabinet card sized woodburytype of Queen Victoria (1819-1901), taken in about 1870 by the French photographer Disderi (1819-1889). This is from the 'Disderi' album in the ... more

King & Queen and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales

King George V, Queen Mary and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, taken during a visit to the Western Front in France. They are positioned in front of a large brick building with French windows. The King and Queen are ... more

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II arriving at Leura onboard the royal train.Dated: 12 February 1954.Digital ID: 17420_a014_a014000190 ( http://investigator.records.nsw.gov.au/asp/photosearch/search.asp?digitalid=17420_a014_a0... more

Prince Phillip on a Royal visit to Bangor

Teitl Cymraeg/Welsh title: Ymweliad brenhinol i Fangor gan Dywysog Phillip.Ffotograffydd/Photographer: Geoff Charles (1909-2002).Dyddiad/Date: December 1, 1957.Cyfrwng/Medium: Negydd ffilm / Film negative.Cyfe... more

The Meteor of Aug. 18, 1783, as ist appeared from the NE Corner of the Terrace, at Windsor Castle, 18 Min after 9 in the Evening ...

Widmung : To Sir Joseph Bankes (!) (Banks), President of the Royal Society, London this Plate, from Mitives of Respect and Esteem, ist inscribed by his most obed.t humble Serv.ts ....

Windsor Castle from "The Castles of England: their story and structure ... With ... illustrations and ... plans"

This image has been taken from scan 000231 from volume 01 of "The Castles of England: their story and structure ... With ... illustrations and ... plans". The title and subject terms of this image have been gen... more

Windsor Castle from "The Castles of England: their story and structure ... With ... illustrations and ... plans"

This image has been taken from scan 000217 from volume 01 of "The Castles of England: their story and structure ... With ... illustrations and ... plans". The title and subject terms of this image have been gen... more

Her Majesty's gracious smile. An instantaneous photograph from life / Charles Knight, court photographer.

Queen Victoria, head-and-shoulders portrait, seated, facing right, riding in carriage.

Queen & Princess Mary

Photograph shows Queen Mary (1867-1953) with her daughter Princess Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (1897-1965), who is wearing a Red Cross nurse's uniform. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Wilhelm III., Prinz von Oranien, Graf von Nassau, König von Großbritannien

Knabenbildnis: Kniestück vor einem Felsen stehend, 3/4 von links; mit glattem Umlegekragen und Kragenquasten; Brustharnisch über hüftlangem Wams mit Schlitzärmeln, darunter helle Hemdärmel mit weiten Manschette... more

Guard at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England

Guards parading through town, led by drum major and 6 drummers.

King Geo., Queen Mary, Earl Plymouth, Prince of Wales at opening "Festival of Empire"

Photo shows King George V of the United Kingdom, Queen Mary and the Prince of Wales (George VI) at the opening of the Festival of Empire at the Crystal Palace, London, May 12, 1911. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

King and Queen leaving St. George's Chapel

Photo shows the soon-to-be King of England, George V, and his wife Mary of Teck leaving the St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle after the Prince of Wales (the future Edward VIII) was invested with the Order o... more

Launch of QUEEN MARY

Photo shows the March 1912 launch of HMS Queen Mary at Palmer's Shipbuilding, Jarrow-on-Tyne, England. She was sunk during battle in 1916. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 1008)

Earl Haig replying to the King of the Belgians and thanking him for unveiling the Memorial

Unveiling of memorial, Messines, Belgium, after World War I. This is one of two photographs of Field Marshal (Earl) Haig (1861-1928) at the unveiling of the memorial of the London Scottish Regiment at Messines,... more

King watching the Battle of Pozieres from captured German trenches

HRH King George V of Britain (1865-1936) watching the Battle of Pozieres through a telescope. Other officers stand around watching through field glasses. This photograph is likely to have been taken between 23 ... more

King visits the men who man the tanks at the Front

King George V visiting tank crews at the Front, in France, during World War I. In the photograph, King George V is on the right of the leading group of officers, in military uniform. Haig appears to be in the f... more

King with French President and Sir W Haig

King George V with the French President, Raymond Poincare, Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, and two French generals, during World War I. This official photograph shows from right to left, King George V of Britai... more

King of the Belgians being received by Earl Haig

Unveiling of memorial, Messines, Belgium, after World War I. This is one of two photographs of Field Marshal (Earl) Haig (1861-1928) at the unveiling of the memorial of the London Scottish Regiment at Messines,... more

King of Montenegro and the Commander-in-Chief inspecting the Guard of Honour

Haig, as Commander-in-Chief of the British forces, walks to the left of King Nikola I Petrovic of Montenegro (1860-1918). The king, wearing a long white coat, is acknowledging the Guard of Honour who are drawn ... more

King of Montenegro and Lt. Gen. Sir E.H.H. Allenby

This shows King Nikola I Petrovic of Montenegro (1860-1918) standing beside Lt.Gen. Sir E.H.H. Allenby outside a large house with louvered shutters. The king is in Montenegrin costume, with loose trousers held ... more

King of Belgium crossing No Man's Land in the newly captured territory

King Albert crossing no man's land, during World War I. King Albert is standing on a duckboard bridge across a very deep ditch while another man is starting to follow behind him. The field around him is very hi... more

King of Belgium with General Allenby

Three men have just walked round a parked car while four men wait on the opposite pavement to greet them. The car is parked in a lane, in front of a row of cottages. On the opposite side of the lane is a fence ... more

King of Belgium chats with the officer of the Guard of Honour

Albert I, King of Belgium during a visit to the Western Front. According to the photograph's original caption he is speaking to the officer of the Guard of Honour. Behind them soldiers are lined up for inspecti... more

King inspecting the S.A.N. Labourers

King George V standing in front of members of the S.A.N.L.C. The men are standing to attention and are ready for inspection. The King is surrounded by army officials. Queen Mary is standing in the background wa... more

King of Belgium chats with the officer of the Guard of Honour

In the background the faade of a grand house can be seen. Albert I is standing in front of the house surrounded by officers. He is talking to another group of officers. On the far left the first row of troops c... more

King in a gun pit

King George V inspecting a gun emplacement, Western Front, during World War I. HRH King George V of Britain (1865-1936) inspecting a gun emplacement. To the extreme right, two officers are visible, the nearer o... more

King George V and Allied commanders, France, during World War I

This photograph is a group shot of a number of Allied officers with King George V of Britain (1865-1936) who is standing third from right in the front row. George V, who reigned from 1910 to1936, visited the Fr... more

King and the President of France

State occasion between France and Great Britain, during World War I. This shot has no attributed photographer. Despite the seriousness and etiquette required of this ceremonial situation, both men appear rather... more

King and Queen embarking on board the boat for home

Queen Mary and King George V boarding a boat. They are walking up the gangplank. A group of army officials are standing on the quayside watching their departure. According to the photograph's original caption t... more

King and Queen of Belgium and their children watching the presentation of decorations

The King and Queen of Belgium at a ceremony, France, during World War I. This image shows Albert I, King of Belgium and Elizabeth, Queen of Belgium. According to the photograph's original caption they are watch... more

King of Belgium inspects a Belgian heavy battery

Two rows of men are lined up across train tracks while the officers and King Albert (1875-1934) march up and down in front. Behind the soldiers are containers on carriages and a gun on a carriage. ..Albert I re... more

H.M. watching full packed infantrymen going over a wall at the sports held by the Australians

King George V attending a sports day organised for Australian troops. He is standing at the far right of the photograph. A crowd consisting of soldiers, with a few women and children, watch as one of the events... more

H.M. watching a trench mortar bombardment

King George V and his entourage watching a trench mortar bombardment. They are all in uniform and are standing with their backs to the camera. The King is most likely the figure standing in front, furthest from... more

H.M. watching a display by the infantry

King George V, standing at the far right of the shot, watching a display by members of the infantry. The event is taking place in a large grassy field bordered by trees. A long line of soldiers make their way a... more

H.M. watching work on a wrecked plane

A fully uniformed King George V (1865-1936) watches some men working on the wreckage of a plane on the Western Front. Though the King involved himself with some mild propaganda duties and was nominally Head of ... more

H.M. walking through Peronne

King George V and his entourage walking through a street in Peronne, France. The King is walking at the front of the group, with a uniformed man on either side. All of the men, including the King, are in unifor... more

H.M. the King outside a German dug out

King George V looking at a German dugout, Western Front, during World War I. King George V of Britain (1865-1936) and three officers touring what appear to be captured German trenches. They are looking in the e... more

H.M. visits the ruins of Peronne

King George V surveys the ruins of Peronne from a hill top. He is standing at the front of a group of uniformed men, holding a cane in his right hand. The damage to the town is extensive. Peronne along with cou... more

H.M. the King. H.M. the Queen. H.R.H. the P. of W., Monsieur Poincare, Madame Poincare, Sir Douglas Haig and Sir Francis Bertie

From left to right this image shows the President of France, Monsieur Poincare; his wife Madame Poincare; the Prince of Wales; the British Ambassador to France, Sir Francis Bertie; Sir Douglas Haig; George V an... more

H.M. talking to an infantryman

King George V talking to an infantryman. They are standing in a field filled with crops. The King is in military uniform and is leaning on a cane. The soldier is standing with his back to the camera. He is wear... more

H.M. the King of Montenegro watches an aeroplane flight

King Nikola I Petrovich of Montenegro (1860-1918) has been photographed by John Warwick Brooke standing with two officers beside a small fighter plane. The pilot stands near the propeller. Another group of men ... more

H.M. talking to General Horne whilst visiting his army area

King George V talking to General Horne. The General is holding a piece of paper, possibly a map, in his left hand. Both men are smartly dressed in military uniform. The King is resting his weight on a cane. Two... more

H.M. the King of Montenegro and the Commander-in-Chief

King Nikola I Petrovic of Montenegro ( 1860-1918) has been photographed by John Warwick Brooke with Sir Douglas Haig, the Commander-in-Chief of the British forces. They are standing on the steps of a brick-buil... more

H.M. presenting decorations

King George V pinning a decoration to the jacket of a uniformed man. They are standing outside a building on a gravel drive. The decorations have been placed on a small table to the left of the King. One man is... more

H.M. studying a map on Wytschaete Ridge held by Gen. Plumer

King George V standing in front of General Plumer. Both men are in uniform and looking at a map. A small group of uniformed men standing next to the King are also looking at the map. Some of them peer over the ... more

H.M. receiving the Australian nurses who are serving [in a] French military hospital

King George V is talking to three Australian nurses. The nurses are dressed in crisp white uniforms, and the King and the three men with him are also in uniform. They all appear to be standing on a deck or plat... more

H.M. passing the rescued bell of Guinchy church

King George V walking away from a large bell rescued from Guinchy church. The bell has been winched onto a purpose-built frame. The frame has been placed on a road, probably the nearest level surface. A group o... more