Historical information

The Daily Mirror is a British national daily tabloid newspaper founded in 1903 by Alfred Harmsworth.
George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death


Newspapers reflect contemporary society. Saving an item dedicated to the royal family is typical of the general feeling of respect and admiration felt by the rural communities towards the British Royal Family.

Physical description

Cover of a Daily Mirror newspaper dated February 8 1952. At the top of the page is the headline, "THIS IS A VERY TRAGIC HOMECOMING" above a photograph of the Princess Elizabeth.The article relates to the death of her father, King George V1,