Who is Edward VIII?

  • (noun): King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894-1972).
    Synonyms: Duke of Windsor

Edward VIII

Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; later The Duke of Windsor; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, and Emperor of India, from 20 January to 11 December 1936.

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History Of The British Line Of Succession - Edward VIII
... On the day of Edward VIII's abdication, 11 December 1936, the line of succession to the British throne was as follows Prince Albert, Duke of York (b. 1902), brother of the king Prince Edward of Kent (b ... of the Duke of Kent (the Duchess was eight months pregnant at the time of Edward's abdication) Princess Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (b ...
Chester-le-Street - Landmarks - The Post Office
... Terrace, and was opened in 1936 during the reign of Edward VIII before his abdication ... one of only two Post Offices to feature a Royal Emblem of King Edward VIII and a plaque outside recognies this ... The Civic Heart Sculpture over the market place, itself built over Cong Burn Edward VIII Royal Emblem at the main Post Office ...
Bryan Godfrey-Faussett - First World War and After
... During the reign of Edward VIII, he left his post as Equerry-in-Ordinary to become an Extra Equerry, on 21 July 1936 ... He would remain an Extra Equerry to Edward VIII and George VI until his death in 1945 ... Equerry-in-Ordinary to King George V and King Edward VIII and as Extra Equerry to King George VI until his death on 20 September 1945 ...
Cultural Depictions Of Edward VIII Of The United Kingdom - Literature
... Robertson Davies's The Deptford Trilogy has Edward's profound effect on his public as a key element ... characters, Boy Staunton, is a great admirer of Edward VIII, having met him in person once and styled himself after him ... upon being appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario mirrors Edward's decision to choose love over his title and position ...
Edward VIII - See Also
... British Royalty House of Windsor George V Edward VIII George VI Mary, Princess Royal Henry, Duke of Gloucester George, Duke of Kent Prince John Edward VIII ...

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    I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love.... I now quit altogether public affairs, and I lay down my burden.
    —Edward VIII (1894–1972)

    Some have too much, yet still do crave;
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