On this day: January 20 1936 - British King George V dies in Sandringham House. He is succeeded by his eldest son, Edward. The King’s physician, Lord Dawson of Penn, injected him with a lethal dose of cocaine and morphine to hasten his death; Dawson felt it would be more appropriate if the King’s death were announced in the morning newspapers rather than the less reputable evening journals.

On this day: January 20 1936 - British King George V dies in Sandringham House. He is succeeded by his eldest son, Edward. The King’s physician, Lord Dawson of Penn, injected him with a lethal dose of cocaine and morphine to hasten his death; Dawson felt it would be more appropriate if the King’s death were announced in the morning newspapers rather than the less reputable evening journals.



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