House of Windsor Created 100th Anniversary Thimble

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Edward VII and his son, George V, were members of the German ducal House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha by virtue of their descent from Albert, Prince Consort, husband of Queen Victoria. High anti-German sentiment amongst the people of the British Empire during World War I, reached a peak in March 1917. In the same year, on 15 March, King George's first cousin, Nicholas II, the Emperor of Russia, was forced to abdicate, which raised the spectre of the eventual abolition of all the monarchies in Europe. The King and his family were finally convinced to abandon all titles held under the German Crown and to change German titles and house names to anglicised versions. On 17 July 1917, a royal proclamation issued by George V declared that ‘Our Royal Proclamation, Our House and Family shall be styled and known as the House and Family of Windsor’

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Edward VII and his son, George V, were members of the German ducal House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha by virtue of their descent from Albert, Prince Consort, husband of Queen Victoria. High anti-German sentiment amongst the people of the British Empire during World War I, reached a peak in March 1917. In the same year, on 15 March, King George's first cousin, Nicholas II, the Emperor of Russia, was forced to abdicate, which raised the spectre of the eventual abolition of all the monarchies in Europe. The King and his family were finally convinced to abandon all titles held under the German Crown and to change German titles and house names to anglicised versions. On 17 July 1917, a royal proclamation issued by George V declared that ‘Our Royal Proclamation, Our House and Family shall be styled and known as the House and Family of Windsor’