House of Windsor

11/8/2014 - 11/15/2014

Britain's King George V adopted the name Windsor for the royal family during World War I. As anti-German sentiments grew in 1917, the British royal family decided to shed its original Germanic name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Germany's use of Gotha bombers to raid London played a large role in the decision to change the royal name. Queen Elizabeth II is currently the head of the House of Windsor.