George VI

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Nazi Email Haunts King's Speech Before Oscars

George VI didn't want Jews to emigrate to Palestine during WWII

(Newser) - Golden Globes Best Actor Colin Firth could be headed to a big Oscar win for The King's Speech. But his chances and the film's may be clouded by an email circulating now about the alleged Nazi sympathies of the beloved stuttering British king Firth portrays in the critically acclaimed movie.... More »

Windsors Schemed to Deny Elizabeth Throne

Duke plotted to step in as his brother's health failed

(Newser) - Within a decade of abdicating the throne, the former Edward VIII was plotting a return to power that involved an end run around his niece Elizabeth—better known today as Queen Elizabeth II. A letter the Duke of Windsor wrote in 1946, when his brother and successor King George VI... More »

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