Vintage Video - Funeral of King Edward VII, 1910

The funeral of Britain's King Edward VII, on 20 May 1910, was the last occasion upon which the leading figures of European royalty gathered together.

Among those in London for the funeral were Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II; Austria-Hungary's Emperor Franz Josef I; Teddy Roosevelt, representing America; Bulgaria's Tsar Ferdinand I... and also Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination four years later sparked the First World War.

Use the player above to view footage of the funeral.

Stormtroopers comprised specially trained German assault troops used in 1918.

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