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Edward VIII

Later known as Duke of Windsor. 1894-1972.
King of Great Britain and Ireland (1936) who precipitated a constitutional crisis by his determination to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson, an American who had been divorced. He abdicated, married (1937), and spent much of the rest of his life in France.

Edward VIII

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(Biography) 1894–1972, king of Great Britain and Ireland in 1936; son of George V and brother of George VI. He abdicated in order to marry an American divorcée, Mrs Wallis Simpson (1896–1986); created Duke of Windsor (1937)
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Noun1.Edward VIII - King of England and Ireland in 1936Edward VIII - King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894-1972)
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1937 - The Duke of Windsor, the abdicated King Edward VIII, married Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson in France.
A CUFF bangle given to Wallis Simpson by King Edward VIII sold for three times its estimated value at auction yesterday.
A cuff bangle given to Wallis Simpson by King Edward VIII sold for more than three times its estimated value at auction yesterday.
And well they might celebrate after the royal turbulence of the previous year, when Edward VIII was proclaimed king and then abdicated to marry divorcee Wallis Simpson.
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As the youthful Edward VIII, he had abandoned the throne for the love of twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson, sparking the Abdication Crisis.
QIF Edward VIII had had a son, would he have become king after the abdication or would the crown still have gone to his brother?
about the romance of Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII.
Formerly King Edward VIII, who abdicated in order to be with American divorcee, Mrs Simpson.
Edward VIII (1894-1972) m Wallis Simpson (1896-1986)
The Material Girl makes her directorial debut with the period piece, which is based on the romance between British monarch King Edward VIII and American divorcee Wallis Simpson, whose relationship forced the royal to abdicate the throne in 1936.
There are also interviews with leading historians of the King, Edward VIII and Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.