How the future George VI sought refuge in Powys village





The film The King's Speech continues to pick up plaudits for its account of George VI's struggle with his stammer.

But less widely known is the role of a mid Wales village in tackling another of the future monarch's afflictions.

The then Prince Albert sought refuge for three weeks in Llangurig, Powys, while recuperating from a duodenal ulcer.

He rested in the village in September 1917, shortly after serving in the Battle of Jutland during World War I.

The King's Speech picked up seven Baftas on Sunday with its focus on his relationship with his speech therapist, initially in secret, as he tried to overcome his impediment....



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