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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.
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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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