This World War I-era souvenir pendant depicts successive British monarchs from the early 1900s: Edward VII and his Queen Alexandra, who reigned for a brief decade following the death of Edward's mother, Queen Victoria; and Edward's son, George V, and his wife, Queen Mary. Despite a remarkable closeness between father and son, the two kings left starkly different legacies, and seemed to have little in common other than ferocious nicotine habits. Edward gained a reputation for socializing and dandyism; and, despite a seemingly happy marriage to a beautiful queen, a proclivity for extramarital goings-on. His son George, on the other hand, was a private and devoted husband who famously pursued pedestrian hobbies like hunting and stamp collecting. ("I cannot understand it," he said of his popularity, "after all I am only a very ordinary sort of fellow.") Our pendant has two glass panes held in place by a brass frame and a new 20" brass chain.