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  • Sandringham House, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Feb 6, 1952

    Winston Churchill

    George VI death

    Sandringham House, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Feb 6, 1952

    Churchill was nearly 77 when he took office and was not in good health following several minor strokes. By December, George VI had become concerned about Churchill's decline and intended to ask him to stand down in favor of Eden, but the King had his own serious health issues and died on 6 February without making the request.




  • Sandringham House, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Feb 6, 1952

    Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

    Father died

    Sandringham House, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Feb 6, 1952

    George VI died on 6 February 1952, and her sister became Queen.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 15, 1952

    Edward VIII

    Edward attended George's funeral in 1952

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 15, 1952

    The royal family never fully accepted the Duchess. Queen Mary refused to receive her formally. However, Edward sometimes met his mother and his brother, George VI; he attended George's funeral in 1952. King George died 6 February 1952.




  • England
    Wednesday Feb 27, 1952

    Alan Turing

    Holding Initial Committal Proceedings for the trial

    England
    Wednesday Feb 27, 1952

    Initial committal proceedings for the trial were held on 27 February during which Turing's solicitor "reserved his defence", i.e., did not argue or provide evidence against the allegations.




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