What's new

tfw you're not important enough for people to care about helping you die in time for the morning papers

Leucosticte

Administrator
Administrator
Seasoned
Joined
Jan 6, 2019
Messages
222
Likes
39
Points
28
Location
Catlett, VA
#1
‘London Bridge Is Down’: The Secret Plan for the Days After the Queen’s Death - The Guardian - Pocket

“The King’s life is moving peacefully towards its close,” was the final notice issued by George V’s doctor, Lord Dawson, at 9.30pm on the night of 20 January 1936. Not long afterwards, Dawson injected the king with 750mg of morphine and a gram of cocaine – enough to kill him twice over – in order to ease the monarch’s suffering, and to have him expire in time for the printing presses of the Times, which rolled at midnight.