From Dom 111tud Barrett OSB Sir, Mary Kenny (January 17) cannot be allowed to get away with dismissing Queen Mary as "a German"; and King George VI as a "nervous wreck".
Queen Mary was born in Kensington Palace, and was the great granddaughter of King George III, her mother being Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge. George VI can be forgiven for being appalled at his being called to the throne, yet he saved the monarchy, and was a true inspiration and strength to his people during the Second World War. Had he been a nervous wreck, he could not have shown those qualities of greatness for which he has always been admired.
Yours faithfully, ILLTUD B ARRETT Holy Cross Priory Heathfield, East Sussex