The Royal House of Windsor in Britain

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 23 August 2023
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An infographic illustrating the history and lineage of the Royal House of Windsor (the reigning dynasty of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms). The Windsors began when Edward, the eldest son of the last Hanover monarch, Queen Victoria, inherited the crown and the royal line changed over to the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (from his father, Prince Albert). As World War One broke out in 1914, Britain, Russia, and Germany's monarchs were closely related. However, as anti-German sentiment rose at home, on July 17, 1917, George V of Britain issued a Royal proclamation changing the dynastic name to Windsor.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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APA Style

Netchev, S. (2023, August 23). The Royal House of Windsor in Britain. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17770/the-royal-house-of-windsor-in-britain/

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Royal House of Windsor in Britain." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 23, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17770/the-royal-house-of-windsor-in-britain/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Royal House of Windsor in Britain." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Aug 2023. Web. 20 Jul 2024.

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