"The favorite dress of King George is that of Admiral of the Fleet." his valet Hewlett has said, mournfully adding, "But the dress in which His Majesty most frequently appears is that of Field Marshal."
Last week Hewlett and the King-Emperor were happy. In his favorite dress George V stood on the bridge of the Royal yacht Victoria & Albert, leading out to sea from Weymouth some 60 warboats and 17,000 bluejackets, the entire British Home Fleet. Purpose: sham battle.
The Nelson, the Rodney, the Hood and the Renown (together the most powerful...
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