1937: The Duke of Windsor, the abdicated King Edward VIII, married Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson
Bob Dylan JUNE 3 1937: The Duke of Windsor, the abdicated King Edward VIII, married Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson
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Bessie Wallis Warfield Simpson
was the twice-divorced socialite from Baltimore whose love affair with King Edward VIII triggered a constitutional crisis for the British monarchy in the 1930s.
King Edward VIII abdicated in December 1936 so he could marry his twice-divorced US mistress, Wallis Warfield Simpson
1937 THE Duke of Windsor, the abdicated Edward VIII, married American divorcee and socialite Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson
in the library at the Chateau de Cande, near the French town of Tours.
11, 1936, Britain's King Edward VIII abdicated the throne so he could marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson
; his brother, Prince Albert, became King George VI.
He had a married American mistress - Wallis Warfield Simpson
- who was in the process of divorcing her second husband.
The king who sacrificed his throne for the love of American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson
has touched a chord with millions of romantics and historians since the events of 1937.
Foreign newspapers and magazines coming into the country were unmercifully chopped, every reference to Edward and the "American woman", Wallis Warfield Simpson
1986 The American divorcee, Wallis Warfield Simpson
- who sparked the abdication crisis - died.